There are four brothers and sisters – Kia, Mercedes, Dodge and Nissan – at the shelter who are happy and healthy, but they wobble. That’s their disability – a lack of depth perception and difficulty in moving in a straight line. They eat, use the litter box, and scamper with each other as every other cat does. However, once up on a table or chair, they may get down clumsily or look for assistance.
The kittens have Cerebellar Hypoplaisa (CH), a condition in which the cerebellum either fails to fully develop or begins to degenerate shortly after birth. CH does not get better, but it doesn’t get worse. Kittens learn to compensate and most have a normal lifespan. CH cats must not be allowed outside, as they have no defenses against predators.
The knowledgeable staff at DCHS will be happy to work with a potential adopter to answer questions.
The Door County Humane Society, located at 3475 Park Drive (County PD) in Sturgeon Bay, is open for adoption Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon – 4 pm. For more information call 920.746.1111 or visit http://www.dooranimals.com.
** As you plan for family gatherings and holiday celebrations, will you keep the Door County Humane Society in your thoughts? We probably have the perfect companion animal for you, and invite you to visit any of the five days per week that we’re open. Our stockings can always be filled by a bottle of bleach, bag of scoopable litter, or rawhide treats. Whatever you are able to do, we appreciate the help very much. **