|Current Weight:||7 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||02/25/2013|
|Age:||3 years, 9 months|
They don't call this kitty O'Purry for nothing! This sweetheart adores cuddling in your lap and purring away. O'Purry has some special needs that make her different than your typical cat. But, her desire for affection and love are the same as any people-loving kitty as well as her happy purr. Being different doesn't matter to O'Purry, but being loved most certainly does.
O'Purry has a condition that is called Manx Syndrome. This means she was born without a tail and a shorter spine than most cats which has caused her to be fecally incontinent, and she also needs her bladder expressed a couple of times a day -- we know that sounds scary, but don't worry! Her foster and our vets will walk you through how to care for O'Purry and her special needs. O'Purry is easy to express and has no problems as long as you express her regularly (morning, lunch, after work and before bed). She will probably have to wear a diaper her entire life, but she doesn't let that stop her. She is a brave kitty, takes all of this all in stride, and still plays like a happy, confident kitten!
O'Purry, because of her shortened spine, also walks a bit differently than other cats. She gets around just fine, and is cute as a button! She moves more like a rabbit than a cat and can be heard hopping around from downstairs. She is able to climb up a cat tree but has to work hard to jump up on a chair. She loves to play with balls and mice and likes other cats. When O'Purry finishes her kitty games, she will seek out your lap to sit and then the o'purry sets in and she purrs and purrs with delight!
Caring for a special needs pet may take less time and money than you think... and the life you'll save is priceless along with the love that you'll receive.
Contact APA! to find out more about O'Purry and to set up a meet and greet with the purriest of kitties today!
All APA! kittens are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines and a microchip. Lifetime support is offered by our Cat Behavior Team.
For further information or to meet O'Purry, please email [email protected]
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