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Looking to adopt a CH kitty? Here are a few great places to start your search:

Petfinder

One of the premier online adoption resources is Petfinder.com, where thousands of shelters around the country post profiles of hundreds of thousands of adoptable pets. If you’re looking to adopt a cat with special needs, such as cerebellar hypoplasia, here’s one way to narrow your search:

Visit Petfinder.com’s homepage and choose the type of pet you’re interested in along with your zip code:

Once you press Search, you’ll be taken to a page with all of the adoptable pets in your area. This is the page where you can narrow your search. As you look down the left rail, you’ll see your options:

  • Age: Baby, Young, Adult, Senior
  • Gender: Male, Female
  • Size: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
  • Other Considerations: Declawed, Housetrained, Special Needs
  • My Household Has: Cats, Dogs, Young Children
  • Show Me Pets Named

After you click each refined characteristic, the page will automatically reload with those specific pets. It’s important to keep in mind that clicking “Special Needs” will return results with any animal in your area with special needs. That could include kitties with FIV, who are blind, have special household needs and more. However, this refined search does make finding a CH kitty a bit easier!

Adoptable CH Cats List

If that seems like a bit too much work, check out the Adoptable CH Cats List on this site. It’s an aggregated list that I try to update monthly. What’s great about this list is that you can search by availability, gender, location and more. I hope to soon add age category, too.

If you’d like to have a CH cat listed on the Adoptables page, please read this.

Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats and Kittens Facebook Group

The Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats and Kittens Group is another great place to hear about CH cats that are up for adoption, as the moderators post them as soon as they hear about them. This is also a great place to find out about kitties that are in immediate need of adoption or foster. If you join this group, you can usually find a more up-to-date list of adoptable CH cats here as well.

Do you know of other great places to find CH kitties that are up for adoption? Please share!

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Guido Leijten permalink
    September 5, 2012 7:23 am

    Hi! I would love to adopt kitties with CH, but I am in Europe. Have you a way to find cats with CH in the UK or mainland Europe?

    • September 5, 2012 8:32 am

      Hi Guido,
      Yes! Every so often I hear of cats available in Europe/the UK. I would recommend joining Facebook if you haven’t already and joining the Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats UK group. Often people will post there if they have a CH cat up for adoption. Good luck!

    • Lesley permalink
      November 23, 2013 10:33 am

      In the UK you can find CH cats at Cats Protection shelters. Normally Cats Protection staff are well informed about CH and can offer help and advice. Both my CH cats came from Cats Protection – one was in a shelter and I was asked if I would home him, and the other was staying in a vets as there was no room in the shelter. They like to do a home visit before adoption but you could certainly ask if you could adopt without a visit.

  2. Debi permalink
    July 13, 2013 9:27 am

    CH Kittens for Adoption Harriman, NYAlfie and Benjy have the most severe symptoms in the litter. Cory seems symptom free and Danny and Eddie are small for their age, but up on all fours and very active. They have been to the vet and were well checked and tested neg. for FIV/FeLV. All are sweet and loving. They were born at my foster home on May 1st, 2013.

  3. Bri permalink
    December 1, 2013 12:34 pm

    My Ralph had cerebellar hypoplaisa He died on the 27th of November 2013 He ended up getting crystals again within six months of having them the first time i had him on the vet diet but i guess it was not good enough for him i was going to do the surgery for him but my vets suggested i let him rest only because he had the catheter in for over a week and it did not make a difference… My cat had taught me a very valuable lesson in life that no matter what you do its never long enough time with your pets he also taught me kindness love and hope.Ralphy was the most gentle loving cat in the world and i am completely lost with out him I wish that i could find my self another ch cat but i am waiting i believe for a long long time Everyone should adopt a special kitty with ch. Best Of Luck finding your CH kitty’s i hope you guys find as much joy as i did… please take in consideration that some tend to need more care Like holding while litter boxing and feeding and lots of carpets so they can get around or you can just carry them every where like i did. So if you do not want to constantly Take care of your cat please do not get one Get a cat with out Ch

  4. February 1, 2014 5:17 pm

    I work with a local rescue that is closing and we have a very sweet CH cat named Oriah. She is about 5 yrs old, well-behaved (no housetraining issues), loves other animals, and friendly. She also has digestive issues that require a special diet; she cannot eat other pets’ food. If anyone is looking for a CH cat, we are near Madison, WI and the number to call is (608) 212-5430. Or look for her on Petfinder.com under Kindred Spirits Animal Network.

  5. Shirley Flay permalink
    May 9, 2014 11:52 am

    Hi, Amanda
    I would to adopt a CH cat but I live in Ottawa, Ontario this little sounds so precious !!!
    Is there any way a Canadian can adopt one
    If you can help I would be most happy
    Many Thanks
    Shirley

  6. Charlene permalink
    October 15, 2014 1:50 pm

    I have a CH cat that I need to re-home. I am trying to find a great, loving home & family to give her a great life. She is a great kitty but unfortunately I need to re-home her.

    Name: Eilene
    Sex: Female
    Age: 1.5 yrs

    She is a gray tabby. Petit (less than 10lbs). She can stand, walk, and run (very fast). She is wobbly but can get along just fine. She loves to play with toys and other animals. She loves being outside in the backyard and running in the grass. She likes to play, hide, and lay under bushes and plants like a jungle kitty. She goes potty on training pads that I lay inside a litter box.

  7. cara permalink
    October 29, 2016 10:58 pm

    Help! A little CH girl needs a FOREVER home! Located in Encino Ca. I would prefer for her to stay close to Encino. Preferably looking for someone with a backyard who can let her outside occasionally with SUPERVISION. (She loves the outdoors!). Also would like someone who already has cats so she has friends. Message me for more info and pics!

    cara_angelica@att.net

  8. Ellie permalink
    January 17, 2017 8:08 pm

    I currently have a kitten with cerebellar hypoplasia she gets along great with other kittens and we are looking to get her a friend! I can’t seem to find any around us. I would love to adopt another.

    • Kimberly Williamson permalink
      March 29, 2017 11:06 am

      have tou found a kitty playmate?

    • Shawn Haynes permalink
      May 10, 2017 1:19 pm

      I am also looking for a friend for my cat with CH. I have been looking for about a year now with little luck, I am located in North Alabama if anyone can help.

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