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Adoptable CH Cats

If you’re considering adopting a cat with cerebellar hypoplasia, congrats! From my own experience I can tell you that it can be quite rewarding. However, sometimes finding that perfect cat can be a challenge.

There are a few ways that you can find adoptable cats near you. I’d suggest first looking through this list of Adoptable CH Cats on Facebook. The moderators update it often and include the cat’s location and Petfinder link (if available.

You can also view where adoptable CH cats are located on an interactive Google map, thanks to CHcat.org! Click the map below to view the cats.

Lastly, you can of course find adoptable CH cats on pet adoption sites like Petfinder. Search for cats with special needs, and you may find one in your area – granted this may take a bit of searching! CH cats also pop up on sites like Craigslist, so you’ll want to check that out, too.

Good luck in your search!

27 Comments leave one →
  1. Kathleen Blankenship permalink
    February 15, 2012 11:51 am

    I have been really touched by this blog and the youtube videos. I had an accident several years ago, and while I can walk, I am not as stable. So I really feel a kinship with these babies. In fact, I am going to the Richmond, VA SPCA tonight to inquire about Ming :)

    • February 15, 2012 1:28 pm

      Kathleen, thank you so much for sharing your story – and I’m so glad to hear these kitties have struck a chord with you! Good luck with Ming, please keep us posted!

    • May 22, 2014 9:15 am

      How is Ming, Kathleen?
      Did you adopt her?

  2. Sarah Louise permalink
    July 16, 2012 1:45 pm

    Hi i know this is a really long stretch and a really big favor but i live in Australia and i am looking for a cat with CH and it seem like there are none (of course there are) but i cant find any , i have contacted our shelters and waiting on replys but if you could help me in any way that would be great i fear they just put them down here and i would like to save one or a couple :) . please reply to inspired-by@live.com.au

    • July 17, 2012 9:03 am

      Hi Sarah!
      You’re actually the second woman in Australia that has asked about adopting a CH cat! I think you’ve done a wonderful job so far — I hope you’ll hear back from someone soon. I wonder if part of the problem is that many vets/shelters aren’t familiar with CH. If you think that’s the case, we have a few fliers we can send your way that you can share with local vets/shelters so spread the word.

  3. Shirley permalink
    May 15, 2013 3:43 pm

    hi,
    CH cats are so special and loving !!!
    mine passed away in Nov and I am now looking for another CH cat to adopt
    If you know of one that is available ,please let me know
    I live in Ottawa ,Ontario Canada
    Many thanks
    Shirley ;-)

    • June 16, 2013 10:48 am

      Hi,
      My name is Lisa and I have a foster kitty with CH. I took in the momma cat when she was abandoned by some jerk-neighbors, and out of her four kittens one is wobbly. I live in Hernando Florida so I know its far, but I thought I’d put it out there to give this little guy a chance at a forever home. He is about 12 weeks old now with his first set of shots, he’s solid blue/gray except his little back toes are white. He’s very sweet with a little spunk to him, I call him Remmy. If you, or anyone you know would be interested in making him part of your family please let me know at adoptafurball@yahoo.com so I can send pics. Thank you so much!
      -Lisa

    • June 18, 2013 7:05 am

      Hi Lisa!
      My apologies on the delayed response. I was out of town this weekend and am just catching up now. Thanks for posting about this little one! I’d suggest looking at this post: http://lifewithchcats.com/2012/08/19/cant-keep-your-ch-cat-heres-what-to-do/ to learn a few more ways to get the word out about this little guy. Good luck!

    • August 8, 2013 11:48 am

      Shirley,
      I have three cat with CH i am looking to find a home for, i can no longer care for. Unfortunately I live in Maryland.
      Kelly

    • August 8, 2013 5:20 pm

      Hi Kelly,
      If you’re looking for a home for the CH cats, I recommend you read this post:

      http://lifewithchcats.com/2012/08/19/cant-keep-your-ch-cat-heres-what-to-do/

      Good luck!

  4. Debi permalink
    July 15, 2013 8:41 am

    Hi, I foster for a local animal shelter. One of our mamas had a litter of 5 kittens. Alfie and Benjy have moderate to severe CH symptoms. Danny and Eddie have very mild symptoms. Cory has no symptoms at all. They were born on May 1st 2013, have been to the vet for a well check up and tested neg. for FIV/FeLV.Of course they have not been vaccinated. They are ready to go home and we are looking for People with CH experience to adopt Alphie or Benjy. They are at my foster home in Harriman, NY.

  5. August 26, 2013 12:55 pm

    We love our CH Kitty, Everyone should get one.

  6. Debi permalink
    August 31, 2013 9:26 am

    Cory and Eddie have gone to their new homes. Alfie. Benji and Danny are still waiting for a great loving home. Benji and Alfie have moderate to severe symptoms, but are doing really well. Please reply if you know of a great home (or homes) for these boys.

  7. Alan Moorse permalink
    November 2, 2013 3:59 pm

    The shelters in our area communicate fairly often, and word of CH cats gets around, so anyone seeking such a cat should ask their vet office, local shelter, and local rescue groups. Rescue groups that take in expectant momcats often are the ones to identify CH kittens, and their volunteers become foster parents. Around Albany, NY, CH cats often are transferred to foster care through the Whiskers Animal Benevolent League. One word of caution, though: once friends and neighbors and colleagues find out you care for special-needs cats, you may attract them. Currently, we have one mild and two moderate CH cats, plus another with mild neurological problems and deafness, plus a foster kitten (via Whiskers) with moderate CH and blindness. And for Debi and others fostering special-needs cats, thank you so much. Please have patience. Our Weeble and Wobble were in foster care for 19 months and were adopted and returned once before we met them. The right people with the right homes ARE out there.

    • November 14, 2013 7:10 am

      Well said! Thanks for sharing, Alan!

  8. glenis permalink
    November 13, 2013 4:08 pm

    hi is there anyone in the UK that can rehome kittens with CH

  9. glenis permalink
    November 14, 2013 11:47 am

    thanks so much for your help but I think we are going to try and look after them ourselves x

  10. Morag permalink
    December 6, 2013 2:15 am

    These two kitties are only 5 months old and desperately in need of safe housing. They are being TNR’d in South Florida. If anyone can help them, please be kind enough to contact the original poster. They are NOT safe on the street! Thanks.

  11. kathryn.phelan@mail.mcgill.ca permalink
    January 31, 2014 3:36 pm

    I’m in the process of adopting a sweet little CH kitty. I will hopefully be bringing her to her forever home tonight! :) She has moderate CH, her walking is pretty good, the occasional fall and some head bobbing. I know a lot of things are case specific with these lovely darlings, but I was wondering if there are any basic tips for someone getting their first CH kitty. I bought her a nice soft bed, I have lots of area rugs (no stairs), a nice big bowl with grips underneath. I’m going to get bumpers for along the corners of furniture and whatnot… Am I missing anything major?

  12. Cassandra permalink
    March 17, 2014 7:47 pm

    Hi! I’m with Forever Home Cat Rescue based out of Southern Ontario. If you’d be able to post this little darling, that would be great! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201469814021381&set=gm.10151958168146437&type=1&theater

  13. Valerie permalink
    June 15, 2014 12:08 am

    My fiance and i have an 8 month old kitten, Mavis,and we recently took in another kitten, Marceline, that was 7weeks old(now about 11 weeks old) that had no background, vaccinations or anything. I’ve noticed some different things about her so on her second vaccination appointment at the vet I explained what Marceline does and she says it sounds like a mild form of CH. And after looking up all the symptoms and watching the video of Charley, i know its CH. I’m just so happy to know my baby will live a long, normal and happy life. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was very young, so im a bit different than others so I feel that it was fate that she fell into our hands. I enjoy not being the only “different” one in our household :D

  14. Paula permalink
    July 21, 2014 4:47 pm

    Hello, We just adopted a kitten 5 weeks ago with a mild form of CH. She is such a love. We were concerned because we have a 3 story home and weren’t sure if she could manage the stairs. We read the posts here and watched some videos of other CH kitties and how the did stairs which gave us confidence. The first couple of times down the 13 steps from bedroom to the living room was shaky. We would stay a couple of steps ahead of her in case she tumbled so we could catch her….little did we know at that time that us being in front of her was a bad thing as it just made her more anxious to go faster. So for those moms and dads that are trying to train their CH cat on the stairs….let them go down ahead of you as they take their time. I know its scary but with our girl she did much better. Also on the stairs instead of using Plexiglas or wood to cover the open spindle area, we used fabric and wove it between the spindles…We picked up some nice fabric for 25.00…ironed it and wove it through…..less expensive option we thought we’d share. We hope that once she gets bigger we can remove it as the risk of her falling through will be eliminated.

    I have a couple of videos of our girl going up and down the stairs but not sure how to post…any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    P

  15. Stacy permalink
    August 16, 2014 7:01 pm

    Hello, I am trying to find a cat with CH and am having the hardest time even finding one in my area, Spokane Valey,WA. If anyone has information PLEASE contact me!

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