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Can you adopt or foster a special-needs cat or kitten?

Foster homes for special-needs animals are often urgently needed but can be difficult to find. Special needs cats include those who are elderly, timid, traumatized, recovering from injury, or who have chronic but manageable medical problems (food allergies, hyperthyroid, diabetes, FIV, etc.). Some are just quirky or rambunctious, but lovable cats with big personalities.

Shubert

Lovable Shubert is 14 years old. She was adopted years ago at Broadway Barks, but lost her home recently when her human became too ill to keep her. She is a snuggler who enjoys long naps (who doesn’t?) but she is young at heart and always ready to play. She does not care for dogs.

Jimmy

3-year-old Jimmy will reward you with his undivided attention, charm, and snuggly love. He’ll hang out and supervise you from a nook in your bookcase or from on top of a high cabinet.

Jimmy had a severe urinary tract blockage recently, so he needs to be monitored and to stay on his special diet. He gets stressed from time to time. His perfect home is one where he has plenty to do and see, with high places where he can perch. Jimmy needs an experienced cat lover who will monitor his litter box activity, adhere to his diet, and take him to the vet if necessary.

Teeny

5-year-old Teeny is wary of new humans at first, but once she knows you, she’ll knead your back to wake you up, nuzzle your face in bed and cuddle up and head-butt you while you’re working on the computer or gently nibble your hand as you play a game on your iPad. She’ll also use Jedi mind tricks to get you to feed her. She likes cats, but her foster siblings are not always nice to her.

Though she hasn’t been formally diagnosed, her vet thinks she has hyperesthesia, which in her case means that she occasionally freaks out and bites her tail excessively. Steroid shots seem to help, so she may need those periodically. Her perfect home would be calm, with adult humans for cuddles and perhaps a friendly cat who would be nice with her. She’s waiting for a patient soul who’ll give her time to adjust.

Please email us if you can provide a temporary haven or forever home for any of our kitties!

Requirements for fostering

Fill out the same application that you would fill out to adopt. You must provide a pet-safe environment, and have the consent and support of any other household members. Fostering a special needs cat or kitten can sometimes require medicating the fostered animal on a regular basis, so you should be able to maintain an appropriate schedule and be comfortable with medicating a pet.

Most of our animals are listed online. Use the links below to search for a pet or to download an appllication to adopt or foster.

Happy ending for a past special needs kitty

Amelia survived a nasty accident in which her tail and one hind leg were very badly damaged: she may have been caught in a car engine as it started. The picture above shows her in the condition in which she was found, with crushed leg and gangrenous tail (both had to be amputated). Amelia made a great recovery. Although not much of a jumper, she could play, climb, and stick her nose into everything. Thanks in part to the Stumpy Fund, Amelia presided over a household of her own, and became a Buffalo Bills fan.