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My name is Aurora!

Manx Cat for adoption in Mansfield, Ohio - Aurora
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I'm being cared for by:
Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League

Facts about Aurora

  • Breed: Manx
  • Color: Cream Or Ivory (Mostly)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Meet Aurora! She was found New Year's Eve 2014 - abandoned in a carrier outside a rescuer's home in rural KY. It is amazing that she survived the frigid temperatures. Once the rescuer got her out of the cage, she realized Aurora was born without a tail - a condition known as 'rumpy manx' - and would need more care than she could provide. We offered to help.

Aurora was transferred to us in Cleveland. Her rumpy manx condition is like spina bifida in humans - many kittens die from this condition. We were determined to get Aurora healthy. She arrived to us with severe bowel issues, which are typical of rumpy manx kittens. Her condition was so bad that she needed reconstructive surgery of her anus, which we did not hesitate to do. Aurora has healed beautifully and we have found what seems to be the perfect diet and medication use to keep her bowels healthy. Aurora will need to be on this protocol for life - no exceptions. Her mobility is good - though she has the typical "bunny hop" that rumpy manx kitties have.

She eats a prescription canned food that costs around $40 per month. She cannot have dry food with her condition! Additionally, she takes Miralax powder laxative with her 3 meals per day. This is the best combo we have found to keep her stools regular and comfortable for her. If she is adopted in a home with other animals, she will need to be fed separately. It is critical that Aurora's adopter understands how important regular vet care is - and ideally has experience with special needs animals and/or rumpy manx felines.

In February of 2016, Aurora suffered from a bout of hypoglycemia that left her with seizures and in ICU for a weekend. She has recovered and has not had any seizures or episodes of hypoglycemia since that time. Her vision was affected and has improved though she does still have some issues with depth perception.

Aurora is almost 2 years old - though she is petite likely due to her medical condition. She is playful. She gets along well with other cats in the foster home. Aurora is an absolute delight & deserves a committed family to open their hearts and home to her. She is fostered in Cleveland Hts, OH.

MAWL's cats are spayed/neutered, leukemia/FIV-tested, dewormed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccines. The cats we offer for adoption are usually the offspring of feral cats or house cats that have been abandoned by their former owners. Unless otherwise noted, our cats are available to inside homes only. We prefer to adopt our animals to residents of Ohio. An adoption donation of $75.00 helps to cover the veterinary fees.

About Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League

About Our Rescue Group...

Created in 2005, we are a non-profit volunteer-operated animal advocacy organization originally based in Mansfield, OH. Our director lives in the Cleveland-area. When able, we foster companions in our home. We believe all animals should be treated with compassion & respect. We advocate a vegan lifestyle.

Our mission is to protect and promote value and respect for all animals. We act as a voice for the voiceless creatures through advocacy and community education. Our main purpose is to provide affordable spay/neuter services to our community with the assistance of Rascal Unit neutermobile.

When able, we accept animals into our foster home-based rescue. Animals that enter our rescue are kept for as long as it takes to find forever homes - which can be a matter of a week to many months. We primarily pull from high-kill pounds/shelters. MAWL is an advocate of feral and stray cats and offers TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) services to Richland County as able.

As a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your donations are tax-deductible. We operate solely on donations, so please consider supporting our efforts.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a shelter. In order to meet any of our adoptable cats & dogs, we must have a completed adoption application before a "Meet & Greet" can be arranged. On occasion, we hold adoption events. It is best to view our Facebook page or contact us directly to see if any events are scheduled.

Please note in the biography where the foster is located. It is the responsibility of the potential adopter to travel to meet the companion - we unfortunately do not have the funds to travel outside of our hometowns for meet & greets.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an adoption application before we can consider a family for adoption. Our cat adoption fee is $75, which helps offset the vet care - sterilization, vaccines, deworming, FIV/Leukemia-testing & microchip. Our dog adoption fee is $175 and covers the sterilization, vaccines, deworming heartworm test (if age appropriate), and microchip.

A home visit and references will be performed. We are volunteers, so it could take 24 hours to return any email inquiry.