Sparrow

Sparrow
Sparrow
Sparrow
Sparrow
Sparrow
Sparrow
NAME: Sparrow
BREED: DSH
BIRTHDAY: June 2021
ADOPTION FEE: $75

 

Although we're a senior rescue, we're often asked to take in younger animals because they have special needs or other issues that make them less than adoptable in their current area. Puppies are tough to squeeze in, but kittens often find their way to our rescue because they are just so easygoing and able to adapt without adding too much commotion to the already crazy house. When we pulled an old pit mix from a Georgia shelter, two "wobbly" kittens tagged along: CH (cerebellar hyperplasia) may seem like a scary condition, but it's actually very easy to deal with, especially for a kitten like Sparrow who seems to have a very mild case. You may not notice immediately that there's anything different about Sparrow: he walks a little funny, but it almost appears as though he's just nervous and is crouching down a little. After paying closer attention you'll see a more goofy gait than the average kitten, but you'll also notice that it doesn't slow little Sparrow down one bit! He climbs and runs and wrestles just like his friends. He loves to play and is very friendly with new people. At this time Sparrow doesn't have any physical limitations and can acclimate to pretty much any environment, but his new family should be prepared to set him up in a single-floor living space if he develops mobility issues later in life. (Our vet doesn't feel that will be an issue, but an irregular gait could cause abnormal wear over time.)
Sparrow will do best in a home with another young friend to play with, and he'd love to be adopted with his wobbly friend Jack or one of our other kittens. We have plenty to choose from this year!