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Shelter Love: Austin Pets Alive

July 8, 2012

Today I want to introduce you to another great shelter that understands that cerebellar hypoplasia cats deserve a chance at life.


Check out Austin Pets Alive, a shelter in Texas that currently has three CH kittens up for adoption. And as you read their blog post about the kittens, you can tell they get it:

“You might not see them as often because they tend to stay in foster care until their medical conditions are stabilized and become manageable for adopters. We really do have some amazing kitties and when you read about how these somewhat minor issues could have ended their lives, you’ll understand why APA! steps up to rescue them.”

This is exactly the mentality and understanding we need to help spread. In the scheme of things, cerebellar hypoplasia truly is a minor issue that should not be a death sentence. Instead, with a little extra care and work, these cats can be some of the most endearing companions. So thanks to APA for rescuing these special little cats!

Interested in any of them? Click on their names to learn more.

First meet Cricket, above. This little girl, who was born in March, sounds like the ideal kitten. She loves to see people so much that she’ll meow at you when you walk into the room. It sounds like she has the perfect balance of wanting to cuddle and wanting to play.


She’s currently in a foster home with several dogs that she likes to play with, which is a major plus if you have any canines at home.

And here’s Tinker. This little one is quite the sweetie pie who loves to  cuddle, apparently! He was originally found outside by someone who was doing some weedwacking. Sadly, Tinker had a few cuts on his legs, but they’ve all healed.

Tinker was raised as a “bottle baby,” so he’s been around people all of his life and absolutely loves them. He’s very social and playful — he loves to play with his three brothers.


Lastly, meet Jasper. He’s from a Siamese litter and will most likely be a flame point. Jasper’s CH causes him to shake nearly all the time, but that should improve a bit as he grows older.

Like Tinker, Jasper was raised as a bottle baby, and he can use the litter box all by himself. He’s a bit messier than the other CH kitties above, but at two months old, that’s rather common, especially for any kitten!

According to the website, all APA foster kittens/cats are litter box trained, tested for FeLV/FIV, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for worms/fleas, microchipped and come with a 30-day health insurance plan.

Do you know a special shelter that has CH kittens for adoption? Please share in the comments!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 8, 2012 9:01 am

    Hooray for Austin Pets Alive!!!

  2. July 8, 2012 12:16 pm

    i have three moderate to severe c.h. kitties for adoption through Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control. They have been in foster since they were bottle babies. They are currently 3 months old. there is one male black and white and two black females. sweet as can be, they use their litter box perfectly. They wobble all the time, and can only walk a few steps without fall, then crawling. They can walk very well when leaning on a walk or your legs. They love kids, cats, and dogs. They are the sweetest and wonderful kitties. They are virus negative, fixed, and up to date on their shots. They are the most loving purr muffins who are adapting and improving everyday. To meet and adopt them please send me an email.

    • July 10, 2012 9:21 am

      Thanks for letting us know, Katye! Are they also listed on Petfinder?

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