Meet Thomas and Claire (born June 1, 2018)! These adorable bonded buddies have a condition called “cerebellar hypoplasia” or CH for short. It means the part of their brain that controls motor movement didn’t develop properly. It won’t get worse and their health is otherwise unaffected. Their life expectancy is not at all affected by CH. They really are just healthy goofy kittens that happen to be very uncoordinated!
With these two, what they lack in coordination they make up for in affection! They are SUPER snuggly and purr-y. They just love attention. They’re also very playful. They can’t jump, but Thomas certainly can climb! They have strong personalities and will let you know when they want food, or play, or attention in no uncertain terms.
Thomas and Claire are both moderate-to-severe CH. They cannot walk; they flop around. But don’t worry; they get where they’re going – just not always in a straight line! They both eat fine on their own, although they can be a bit messy. They are very good about using the litter box, but since they can’t stand up very well they sometimes make a bit of a mess on themselves. They will clean themselves/each other, but you should be prepared to help them occasionally.
Thomas has a bit more coordination than Claire. Don’t let their condition fool you! They can move nearly as quickly as any kitten and can get into the same kind of mischief. They love their toys and will play for hours with the “track ball” toy in their foster home. Stuffed toys are no match for their fierce jaws and they clutch and kick their “prey” like any other feline.
CH cats need to be protected from stairs and need non-slip floors. Like with small children, corners and sharp edges should be covered to protect them. Click here for great information on CH cats. Thomas and Claire cannot wait to meet their forever humans, and hope they can join your family soon!
Note: Our adoption fee for a bonded pair is $100 per cat, vs. $175 per cat – thank you for giving two best wobbly friends a loving forever home together! They have been neutered/spayed and vaccinated with age appropriate vaccinations. Please contact our Adoption Volunteers if you would love to meet/adopt these sweet kittens.
This goes out to all the keeners, the knowledge collectors and the greedy go-getters – but most importantly, to those with big brains and even bigger hearts.
The third annual charity hackathon “Gift the Code” is counting on you to help bridge the tech gap faced by local charities (including Toronto Cat Rescue!). From November 16-18, 150 of Toronto’s finest will work together, high above the clouds at The Globe and Mail Centre, to solve a problem and have an amazing time. The challenges are positive, the end result is useable, open-source code that can be used by anyone, and we’re all in good company.
Don’t wait – participate! http://www.giftthecode.ca
On Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th adorable cats and kittens will be in-store waiting to meet you, with the hopes of joining your family! Please visit one of our four affiliated Pet Valu locations to adopt a beautiful feline (or two!).
Special Adopt-A-Thon Fee Only: $100 for cats over 8 months of age (vs. $175). For cats 8+ years old the adoption fee will be waived, in lieu of an adoption fee of the adopter’s choice. The adoption fee at the adopt-a-thon is payable by cash only. This ensures that the cats that come into our care receive the medical attention they need, are spayed or neutered, vaccinated (and receive a rabies vaccination if age appropriate). Our fee also includes six weeks of free pet insurance. If you are a resident of Toronto, the adoption fee also includes a one year cat license.
Pet Valu High Park, Toronto: 1660 Bloor St. W. / 416-537-9240
Pet Valu Liberty Village, Toronto: 1176 King St. W. /416-916-1199
Pet Valu Kingsway, Etobicoke: 4242 Dundas St. W. / 416-234-0326
**ALL cats were adopted Saturday!! Pet Valu College, Toronto: 339 College St.
REMEMBER: When you adopt a kitty from Toronto Cat Rescue you save two lives; the one you adopt and the one you make room for!
Pictured: Handsome 2 year old MIMOSA has been adopted!