Miss Tina is likely between 3-5 years old. She is a "rescue" from a TNR project we did last year. We were invited to an old farm that had been purchased and there were cats there. The new owner allowed us to come assess and see how we could help. Ultimately, we removed about 15 kittens, and TNVR (Trap, neuter, vaccinate and return) another 12. The first day we were out to assess what we were doing, there was a large pack of mostly brown tabbies, some calico and a few torties, all pretty frightened but would come to eat. Then there was this buff colored girl that was running through the grass and she was struggling to keep from falling. She came into the barn and I could see that she was weak in her pelvis, and she didn't appear to be a part of the pack. She was afraid of us but I was able to just grasp her and place her in a carrier and brought her home that very day before even starting the project. So, it was clear that she had some weakness in her pelvis. A few days later, she went to the vet, was spayed and Xrayed, no fracture. Well, we were definitely not going to return her to the old barn, she would have been prey for sure. She has been in foster care for the past 8 months and has gained weight and settled right in. She is a skittish kitty for sure. She may greet you with a hiss, then she is OK for you to approach her. In her own area, she is fine with me and rolls over and enjoys petting, but out in the opening, she can be a little bit of a runner. She is super playful, very curious, and enjoys the company of other cats. Miss Tina would be the perfect pet for your pet!! She enjoys lounging with her Golden Retriever foster brother, and she is for sure going to catch that laser light some day!! She is spayed, FeLV negative, vaccinated and microchipped. If you or if you know someone that would be interested in adopting a shy special needs girl, Contact me or Feline Canine Friends. We think she may have a mild case of cerebellar hypoplasia, but we really don't know for sure. She can be adopted through Feline Canine Friends in Westfield, Wisconsin, one of the most amazing rescues that I have ever worked with!! She is currrently fostering in Marshfield. Watch the video carefully and you can see the subtle weakness the way she tends to fall from her hind side. She can climb but she cannot jump. She is a strictly indoor kitty.
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