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(Please read this before inquiring about an adoption)

IMPORTANT CHANGES REGARDING
PLACEMENT OF YOUR CAT OR KITTEN

Special Needs Kittens and Cats
Available to Approved Homes

Every life has worth and every kitten or adult cat from Donegal Cattery deserves a home with someone who will love and care for that kitty for the rest of its life. From time to time a kitten will be born at Donegal Cattery with a genetic propensity for a disease or with a weakness that predisposes them to viral or other risks. Every possible step has been taken by me, their breeder, to produce the “perfect” baby, including screening for disease when possible by DNA and ultrasounds. But having only “perfect” cats just isn’t how life works.

My husband’s half brother was the fourth child in the family and was born with a heart defect. They were very poor, and his parents made the heart-wrenching decision to give him up for adoption, so that he could get the best possible medical care. Medicaid didn’t exist back then. That baby was raised by a loving couple and went on to become a doctor.

We’ve all seen people with abnormalities or handicaps at some point in our lives. In this case, the parents loved that child so much that they wanted to give him every chance to survive and go on to provide great joy for the parents who were able to provide for his “special needs.” And so it is in the world of Persian cats, as it is in many animal species. All breeders will experience it if they breed long enough. My breeding experience has spanned nearly two decades. If it were up to my heart, I would keep them all, but like human parents (birth, adopted, or foster) as a breeder I can only keep so many cats and offer them the love and the care that they need both physically and financially.

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Listed below are the Donegal “special needs” kitties that are currently ready for your consideration for adoption. If you are unsure or need a little tug on the heartstrings, continue reading after you review their biographies. The stories of Donegal’s successful “special needs” placements will tickle your hearts and put a big smile on your face. Examples of successful placements can be viewed on the HandiCats Adopted page.

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Available

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DeBussey
DeBussey

Donegal’s Claude Debussy
Seal Point Himalayan Male, son of Elvis & Opal
Injured hind leg-splint removal scheduled before placement
Born 4/28/15

Debussy caught his left hind leg in the bars on his cage. His injury is the soft tissue above the hind hock. He will be in a splint for about four weeks. Chances are very good that he will regain full use of that leg. However, because the prognosis cannot be guaranteed, he is being discounted as a HandiCat kitten. At this point he is a spitfire on three legs, dragging his peg leg behind him. So either way, he is going to be a very active little guy. A deposit on contract will be required and the balance due when he is ready to go to his new home.

 

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Samba
Samba
Donegal’s Cinco De Mayo Samba (Samba)
Black Persian Female
Interstitial Cystitis
Controlled on Daily Amitriptyline
Born 5/5/06

Samba is a well-built Persian girl who loves attention. Her cardiac ultrasound at three years of age showed some mitral valve thickening, but normal heart size and function. Samba will receive an updated ultrasound before she is spayed and adopted. She does have Interstitial Cystitis, a bladder condition which is common in cats, and takes ¼ tablet of Amitriptyline daily to prevent flareups. Because of this condition, Samba has had an occasional urinary tract infection requiring antibiotics, antispasmotics, and sub-Q fluids. She is easy to pill and to administer fluids. She has only had two cystitis flareups/infections in her life and these will minimize once she is spayed and in a home with less stress than the cattery. If you are interested in Samba, but have not administered fluids, you will need to have your vet show you how to do it. It is really easy to do with minimal practice.

 

 

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