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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.

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).

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!

80 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

    • 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.

    • Wendy Lee permalink
      March 18, 2022 10:13 pm

      I now have had 2 CH kittens over the last 15 years. Fantastic, beautiful creatures. Totally normal cats, other than can’t judge the distance jumping on counters. If anyone wants a total floor cat. Not counter cat. Great!

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

    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

      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 so I can send pics. Thank you so much!

    • 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: to learn a few more ways to get the word out about this little guy. Good luck!

    • August 8, 2013 11:48 am

      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.

    • 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:
      Good luck!

    • Cheryl Kalwasinski permalink
      August 17, 2015 3:02 am

      There is one on the at risk list tonight at the Manhattan ACC his name is Noel he’s 2 yrs old and his ch is mild ,he gets around great if you’re still interested please look into it but he doesn’t have much time ,he’s due to be destroyed at 12 noon today

  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. 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!

  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 😀

  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.


  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!

    • Charlene permalink
      October 15, 2014 1:45 pm

      Hi Stacy. I just posted my CH kitty up for adoption. I am looking for a loving family and home for her. I live in Los Angeles and am willing to travel to relocate her to a great home. If you would like to know more and see photos/videos of her please contact me. Thank You!

    • Stephanie permalink
      December 8, 2014 12:05 am

      Did you ever find one?

  16. Christina permalink
    September 4, 2014 11:20 pm

    I have a couple of male kittens born to a stray that are nearly five weeks old with what looks like CH. They have not been vet-checked. South Central Ohio area. Please see videos on my facebook page and message me if interested in giving one or both a home.

  17. Anny ko permalink
    September 16, 2014 10:10 am

    Hi. I found a 4-5 week kitty with what looks to be Severe CH. She can stand for few seconds before falling down. When she tries to walk, she scoots backwards. She eats lying down u less I hold her up. She has problems with the litter box, so I am thinking of using pads. I keep her in cage because my other cats try to attack her. I hope to find a home for her because I cannot give her the care she requires. She needs someone who can stay home and take care of her.

    I live in Seoul, Korea. Is there anyone in South Korea willing to take care of her?

  18. Nicole permalink
    September 21, 2014 12:16 am

    I am looking for a CH kitten in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Please let me know if any of you hear of one close to my area! Thanks!!

    • Suzan Roncone permalink
      October 19, 2014 7:24 pm

      We just fostered a CH kitten who is now available at the Worcester Animal Rescue League(WARL). Please visit their website and look for “Jaq”.

  19. September 22, 2014 7:59 pm


    We rescued and are fostering this adorable CH kitty in Hoboken, New Jersey with a local cat charity. Please see Sansa’s profile, She is a great cat, loves people, she gets along with our two dogs but unfortunately not our other 4 cats. Her CH is not bad at all, it is most noticeable when she is excited by cat treats, catnip,etc. She can run and jump very well. She is also deaf but chirps and talks to let you know she is there. Please contact me or Jersey Cats if you are interested in giving this wonderful strong cat a home. Thanks!!!

  20. Charlene R permalink
    October 15, 2014 1:43 pm

    Hello. I have a CH cat that I need to find a new home for. She is a sweet 1.5 year old girl named Eilene. Gray, petite, tabby. She can stand, walk, and run with just some wobbles. She is very silly and loving. She loves being outside in the backyard playing in the grass. She is great with other pets and with everyone. If you have any questions or an interest in adopting Eilene, please contact me. Thank You!

  21. Suzan permalink
    October 19, 2014 7:46 pm

    We just fostered a beautiful ch kitten Massachusetts. He is sweet, affectionate, and can get around fairly well. He uses a covered litter box so he can lean against the side of the box for support. He is now up for adoption at the Worcester Animal Rescue League.

  22. JPChipper permalink
    November 2, 2014 12:42 am

    I have a mild CH kitty (4years old) that needs a brother or sister. In the mid-Mississippi area. She started biting when her big sister (non-CH) died. Needs a friend and don’t want to get a cat that can jump and scoot away from her. Anyone in the area know of a kitty?

  23. Nancy permalink
    July 17, 2015 11:58 am

    We acquired “Calvin” on Christmas Day. He was 3 months old and weighed a hefty 2# 1 oz. He is MY boy!! He is so loving and nothing stops him from doing anything. I would get another CH kitty in a heartbeat. Calvin is extremely loving and sweet. He plays with Lucky our other normal cat. They are a hoot together! He lays against our german sheperd, Wolfie and is very affectionate with him. Best cat ever!!
    Nancy from Michigan

  24. Debi permalink
    August 23, 2015 11:00 am

    Wish you lived closer. I have a Siamese mix foster with CH that is looking for a new home. She is so sweet

  25. Nancy permalink
    September 14, 2015 10:11 am

    Someday I will find another. Calvin continues to be the best ever. He is so loving and affectionate. Just wish he would sleep in until 5!!

  26. Natalie Link permalink
    September 18, 2015 2:53 pm

    Where do you live? I just lost my 8 year old CH cat to CHF. Would like to adopt another. Natalie R.V.T. Ohio

    • Debi permalink
      October 13, 2015 5:07 pm

      I am in Harriman, NY. Wish we were closer. I did have a woman that was very interested, but she was in the midst of moving and I have not heard anything back from her for a few weeks now.

  27. December 18, 2015 11:21 pm

    I am fostering a wonderful CH kitty in Brooklyn, NY. Her name is Tippy, and she’s a gorgeous young Calico girl (11 months old as of 12/15/15). She was rescued from a Philly kill shelter. She is on the low-end of moderate CH – a very wobbly walk, but regular litter boxes and raised feeding dishes are OK.

    Tippy adores playing with toys, and snuggling with her caretakers. She is incredibly sweet-natured and affectionate. She adores snuggling with her foster friends so other friendly cats are OK too!

    Tippy is spayed, vaccinated, FIV/FeLV negative, and microchipped. Please email to arrange a play date – we live in South Park Slope. More info here!

    • Sean permalink
      October 27, 2016 5:26 pm

      I think Tippy is no longer available but plz let me know if you come across any more CH kitties for adoption. I’m in Brooklyn as well.

  28. Anonymous permalink
    August 17, 2016 8:41 am

    I recently took in a cat affected by moderate ch. All she wants to do is eat like crazy she won’t stop eating, I have taken her to the vet and she does not have any worms. Then sometimes she won’t eat for days. Is this normal for a cat affected by ch?

  29. Sean permalink
    October 27, 2016 5:24 pm

    The FB page you link to for a listing of CH adoptable cats is no longer there. You should remove that link.
    Thanks for this site, a great resource

  30. Jaime permalink
    October 31, 2016 4:35 am doesn’t seem like this has been updated in a while but I am in Vancouver and was wondering it their was any adoptable CH cats in the area?

  31. Scott L. permalink
    November 17, 2016 5:16 pm

    Hello all. I am located in northern New Jersey (border of Vernon and West Milford) and recently found a litter of kittens at my work. It turns out that one of them has pretty severe CH and I really can’t take care of him due to my work schedule and his needing pretty much constant attention. He is a beautiful all gray short-haired and is approximately 6-7 weeks old as of this posting. I really wish I could give this little guy a forever home, but unfortunately I can’t 😦
    If someone local can give this kitten the love and attention he needs, please email me at: fastasslx-AT-hotmail-DOT-com

    • Lori permalink
      January 10, 2017 11:26 pm

      Did you ever find a hgood me for the ch kitty?

  32. Filomena permalink
    December 21, 2016 11:54 pm

    I have a kitten with ch and I am looking to adopt another they are so sweet and loving

  33. Scott permalink
    January 23, 2017 7:29 am

    To all who repled to me, thank you. My friend is keeping the little guy. He has grown very attached to him.

    • Scott permalink
      August 6, 2017 10:31 am

      so, it turns out i WILL need to find Lefty a new home. my friend’s work schedule is not compatible with a CH kitty, and we feel a home with someone that doesn’t work as much (or someone retired that doesn’t work at all) would be best for him.

      Lefty is located in northern New Jersey. just leave a reply here and i’ll get back to you. or email me at the address 2 posts up.

    • Scott permalink
      August 6, 2017 10:33 am

      forgot to add:
      Lefty is 10 months old, and has had all his shots and is neutered.

  34. Lauire Voelcker permalink
    February 2, 2017 3:54 pm

    I am trying to find a home for a female 12-14 week old CH kitten. She is very sweet and loves to play and cuddle. She eats, drinks and uses the litter box fine. She can stand. She moves around by rolling, scooting, sliding, hopping and walking (2-3 steps at a time). I didn’t think she walked much at all, but now when she really wants a toy she will walk/run. She is negative for FeLV and FIV. She is a tiger tabby mostly grey & black. I am located in Northeastern Pennsylvania and I am willing to travel a reasonable distance.

    • December 3, 2017 10:48 am

      Did you end up finding a home for her? I’m in Pennsylvania too and would be interested if not, if you think she’d be okay with a small gentle dog (when staying with parents) or an apartment.

  35. Filomena permalink
    February 25, 2017 5:41 pm

    I already have a ch kitten so special and Sweet

  36. Filomena permalink
    February 25, 2017 5:43 pm

    I would like to adopt a ch kitten

  37. Keisha Masters permalink
    April 17, 2017 10:26 pm

    Located 40 minutes from Ottawa, we have 2 CH siblings we rescued from a bad situation but unfortunately can’t keep. Sweetest little things, they need a forever home! If anyone can help please email

  38. Rachel permalink
    May 27, 2017 8:43 am

    Hi! I am going to have a CH kitten available for adoption very soon in the Washington, DC area. Please email me if interested in learning more about him! I don’t know if there is official criteria for classing severity, but I’d guess that he has a mild case.

  39. Penny Remington permalink
    July 25, 2017 12:20 pm

    I am a huge cat lover, having 3 indoor cats and having seen a cat mom in Victoria, BC, I am now wanting to adopt a wobbly cat. I have so much love to give and I’m home all the time and I think I’d make an awesome cat mom. I’m having trouble finding the the Facebook WCl site. Are you able to direct me to it. Thanksů

    • Karen Stimson permalink
      August 3, 2017 5:10 pm

      I have a 13 week old CH kitten for adoption but I am in Ontario…

    • Iva Loomis permalink
      August 4, 2017 8:11 pm

      I am a long-time foster for a pro-humane shelter but I am new to CH babies. We rescued a pregnant cat who gave birth to two CH kittens who are now 4 weeks old. From what I have learned through websites, postings, articles, etc., these adorable babies would be considered severe, but at 3 weeks they managed to find and use a specially fabricated litter box. I am currently working with them on directional movement, by placing them at one end of a towel while I sit at the other end, and they manage to find their way to me every time, through what seems to be absolute determination and wanting to cuddle, talking all the way. They do not walk and they are still being bottle-fed but will be introduced to wet food very soon. Despite this condition, they are everything you imagine a kitten to be. Please remember I am still new to these babies, but I love them as I would any cat/kitten, maybe even more because of what they yet have to overcome, but I welcome any help. They are not yet ready to be adopted, but will be in a few weeks.

  40. Tierra permalink
    August 31, 2017 5:13 pm

    Hello, I am in search of a female kitten with CH. my daughter is 2.5yrs old and has CH herself. I want to find her a buddy. Thank you! is my email. Thank you

  41. Aliyah permalink
    September 9, 2017 1:14 pm

    I have a ch boy and he is a blessing on my life I’d love to help another ch kitty out! I’m in utah

  42. Linda Luallin permalink
    November 11, 2018 5:59 pm

    I found a male about 4yrs old and he has CH. I’ve rescued many animals but none with CH and I don’t know how to get this guy to eat. He’s only 5lbs and very under weight. I am trying to find a rescue center that can give him the care he needs cause I don’t want him to die. If you can help me find a rescue center for him I would appreciate it. Thank you, Linda Luallin

  43. Tracey Chadwick permalink
    December 23, 2018 4:11 pm

    I have a sweet foster kitten with likly CH. Diagnosis in process. Looking for family lnear NC to adopt. Issue is mild. No extra needs. Stairs are not an issue. Pinky is 4m old Male black kitten who is sweet as all heck

  44. Wahyu permalink
    April 5, 2019 7:45 am

    I already have 3 ch kitten, 2,5month

  45. November 23, 2019 12:52 am

    Hello I had a cat with C H
    And loved him like a best friend
    I had to bath him daily as he’s fall over in his poo
    But I didn’t ever mind he made me smile ear to ear just to see him. He was so sweet and so special
    I lost him in a terrible way a dog got hold of him .since I took him everywhere with me ..i had at a friend’s I wasent told the dog could open doors .
    I couldn’t get out of bed for a week I cried and cried .
    I can’t replace him but I’m longing to. Lol.

  46. July 7, 2020 9:54 am

    We have a wobbly cat looking for a home. Palsey is fixed, current shots, approximately 1 yrs old. Super sweet, learned how to play (can’t get enough now)

  47. February 6, 2021 11:35 am

    Amanda – I’m not sure if you remember me but years ago I adopted two sisters with CH – Princess and Angelina, I live in Colorado. Since then, I have adopted four additional CH kitties (you might also remember Gracie whose owner died from a brain tumor). Princess and Angelina are doing so wonderful but unfortunately Gracie passed away recently but she was quite aged and eventually succumbed to renal failure. I love all my kitties and would like to find another CH kitty to join our home. Do you happen to know how I could locate a moderate CH kitty in Colorado? They seem hard to find. Any help would be appreciated!
    Lori Thogersen

    • June 7, 2021 6:15 am

      Hi Lori! Of course I remember you – I adopted Angelina and Princess’s sister, Shadow (now Ellie – who is also doing great! Hard to believe they just turned 10!). Apologies for the (very) late response, but unfortunately I’m no longer as familiar with CH cats that are looking for homes, but good luck in your search! ❤️

  48. Tina permalink
    February 11, 2021 8:46 pm

    Hello I am helping to find a good homes for two 3 month old kittens Lucy and Ricky. They are located in Ontario, Canada. Is there anyway you could help me?

    Please let me know. Thank you!

  49. Tina permalink
    February 11, 2021 8:47 pm

    Hello I am helping to find a good homes for two 3 month old kittens Lucy and Ricky. They are located in Ontario, Canada. Is there anyway you could help me?

    Please let me know. Thank you!

    • Fraizer permalink
      April 9, 2022 3:34 am

      If there was some way to get them down here to tx I would love to adopt Lucy 😔😔

  50. Madeline Tanner permalink
    April 8, 2021 12:11 am

    The Facebook page is not coming up to see the list of adoptable CH kitties.

  51. October 26, 2021 1:54 pm

    I’m fostering Ruby Mae, she has moderate to severe CH, 5 months old. I really need some help with finding her an adopter. I am located in St Louis, MO. I love her but I cant keep her. I have 4 other fosters with special needs, 3 of my own cats and 4 dogs. Ruby is on our rescue web page, Adopt A Pet and Petfinder. Thank you.

  52. Chris Jenkins permalink
    February 12, 2023 3:45 pm

    I live in Charlotte NC and will be moving to Florence SC. We have raised a ginger tabby with mild CH, and it has been the most rewarding experience. My wife and I are going separate ways and she will get Honey. I need to help another CH cat but a mild CH cat is all I can do. Any help would be appreciated! Thank You!!


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