Why we do the things we do.

Some of you might wonder why we do what we do.  This isn’t about monetary gain or gaining fame by any means.  We do this because it is the right thing to do. If it weren’t for people such as June aka Sky-Angel or Deb aka Adoption Specialist Guro, these very deserving kitties would not have a happy ending like the one I’m going to tell you about.

In May 2011, a photo of two adorable brother and sister CH kittens was posted on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/CHcat/  The photo captions said:

“Brother and sister kittens in need of adoption/rescue. These little ones were brought to our shelter on Friday. The vet has determined Cerebellar Hypoplasia resulting from distemper. Basically this means they both have problems with balance and coordination, but are otherwise SUPER sweet, playful, loving kittens. The… brother’s (right) condition is severe, the sister’s is moderate. We think they are around 9-10 weeks old. Will test for FeLV/FIV soon. If you can help, or know of anyone who can help, please contact the Beatrice Animal Shelter in Beatrice, Nebraska. We would like them to stay together. Thank you!” 

Within a half hour, our amazing adoption specialist Deb Martin who is in California, got a bite on a home 20 hours (via air) from Beatrice, NE.  Side note: Deb is the BOMB!

 

To make a long story short,  less than a week later, these two beautiful yet wobbly kittens found their way from Nebraska to Pheonix AZ with the help of Gina in Nebraska who did ground transport to meet with our amazing Sky-Angel June.

 

 

Sky-Angel spend her day traveling to Nebraska and back taking on the responsibility of these two lucky kittens without any hesitation. June is one of the most amazing women I have had the privilege of knowing.  She along with countless others take it upon themselves to ensure the safety of CH kitties all over the world.  Without these dedicated people, rescues such as this would not be possible and kittens such as Rocky and June may not have had the chance at life that they enjoy and deserve.

 

Today Rocky and June live the life of luxury with their mom Elizabeth in Phoenix AZ where they will spend their time being loved and spoiled as they and all CH cats should be.

 

This is just one of hundreds of rescue cases we facilitate through our group.  Unfortunately not all turn out with a happy ending. Some never find their way out of shelters.  I guess that is just a fact of life that I have to come to terms with.  It will not however stop our group from reaching out to find each and every CH cat and kitten a home of their own.

R.I.P. Sweet angels. You are gone but never forgotten.

Slowly but surely!

This past few weeks have been amazing.  Kitties are finding homes all over the world. Two CH kittens in Thailand are finding their way to the UK to be adopted, two very lucky kittens in Virginia found their new home in South Carolina with the founders of the Yahoo CH Kitty Club. Congratulations Lizzie and Neal.

We reached a milestone in our Facebook Group a few weeks ago by reaching 1000 members. This is truly one of the most amazing times in my life. Never in my wildest dreams did I imaging this growing to the extent that it has and continues to grow everyday. From one end of the world to the other, these awesome kitties are being given a new lease on life and the opportunity to life a full and happy life, not be put to sleep.

My vision to save CH cats has been the vision of so many others. It is awesome that we can now blend our worlds together, overlapping our endeavors and efforts to save the kitties and begin making a difference for so many of them.

The mission will never end however with the growing force we have, it will only pick up steam and move a lot faster. So if you are reading this and want to see some adorable CH Cats available for adoption, please check the list of available kittens or visit us at our Facebook Group where we have many people available to answer your questions.

Please help Spitfire and his brothers find a home to call their own

A New Year

With the new year comes new hope that our goal for education will become a reality.  Elise Murphy have graciously accepted our request to help with the website as well as designing a flyer for handing out to rescue groups, shelters, vets offices and anyone who shows interest in CH kitties.

If you are as passionate about CH cats as we are and have the privilege of having one in your family, please consider taking your kitty to your local pet store. If it is anything like my experience, people will stop and ask questions.  This would be a perfect time to hand out the flyer and help those CH kitties waiting for homes get adopted.

Most people are unaware of this condition. As one friend of mine said, she would have been a lot more hesitant to adopt a cat with a neurological condition had she not have met my CH cat JillyBean.  This is part of the education process.

People are afraid of adopting a kitty that is less than perfect.  I feel JillyBean is perfect, just a little clumsy.  Who is to say what defines perfect anyway.

So as I enter the new year, the key to our success is “Education, Education, Education”!

Happy New Year
Lisa, JillyBean and family.

Welcome to the World of CH Cats!

JillyBean

Welcome to the World of Feline Cerebellar Hypoplasia or commonly know as CH Cats, the most amazing cats I have ever seen.

Cats affected with CH can and do live pretty normal lives. People who are not familiar with the condition and some who do not consider animals as having rights are quick to give up on these little ones.

It is my greatest hope that through pages such as this one, we will become educated on this condition so CH cats and kittens will not be euthanized or put to sleep as it is commonly referred to.

The term put to sleep makes it easier for us to make that choice since it softens the reality that this kitty will never wake up, never cuddle in a lap, never chase a string across the floor or utter a single meow. This is death. I prefer to give them a chance to show what they are capable of.