Lovely lady adopts wobbly cats - literally


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Nov 25, 2021
This lovely lady takes in cats wth "wobbly cat syndrome", or cerebellar hypoplasia to give it its scientific name.

In the 1980s, we had a cat that had a touch of this and was therefore the runt of the litter. Hence, we obviously took him when he was a kitten and gave him a loving home. His gait and balance weren't quite the same as a "normal"* cat, having a slightly comic look to it. We loved him all the more for it and he had a very happy life.

A woman who takes in disabled cats wants more people to consider adopting them.

Holly Brockwell runs a shelter for disabled or unwanted felines at her home in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.

Many of the cats she adopts have cerebellar hypoplasia, also known as wobbly cat syndrome, which is a neurological condition caused by infection before birth.

Holly, who has numerous health conditions, said: "I really sympathise with the cats and what they're going through. I feel like I'm one of them."

Click the link to see a video of the cats in her care.

*Have you ever seen a "normal" cat? No such thing! They're all adorably quirky little things. :love:


Jan 11, 2023
Adopting a wobbly cat can be a rewarding experience, but it also requires some special considerations. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
  1. Medical Evaluation: Before adopting, take the cat to a veterinarian to determine the cause of its wobbliness and assess its overall health. This will help you understand any medical issues that need to be addressed and if the cat is suitable for adoption.
  2. Special Needs: Some medical conditions that cause wobbliness may require ongoing medical treatment or special care. Consider if you are able and willing to provide this care.
  3. Environmental Considerations: A wobbly cat may have trouble with balance and coordination, so make sure your home is safe and accessible for them. This may involve modifying the environment, such as removing obstacles and providing a stable surface for them to walk on.
  4. Patience: It may take a wobbly cat longer to adjust to their new environment, so be patient and give them plenty of time to settle in.
  5. Love and Attention: Provide the cat with lots of love, attention, and positive reinforcement, and be patient with them as they adjust to their new home.
Adopting a wobbly cat can be a challenging but rewarding experience, and with proper care and attention, they can lead happy and healthy lives. One of my friend after getting his ESA letter from My ESA Therapist in Illinois, adopted a cat, the cat was little ill, at the time of adoption, he took the cat to the Vet and he was told that he