My name is 'Minerva' Special Needs, Special Girl!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in HILLSBORO, Oregon - 'Minerva' Special Needs, Special Girl
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Cat's Cradle Rescue

Facts about 'Minerva' Special Needs, Special Girl

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10357750
  • Hair: Short
Spinal injury as a baby requires a SPECIAL home

  One word describes Minerva, courageous.  Found at 4 weeks of age weighing less than 1 pound, in very poor condition and unable to use her back legs because of a spinal injury inflicted by a human she has come a long way. She has gained strength and flexibility from receiving physical therapy and playing with the four cats in her foster addition to the love and care she has received from all the caregivers since she was found.

Minerva is determined to do, and usually succeeds, at everything the four cats she lives with do, including climbing the six foot scratching post. She loves playing with wands, but her favorite is the Laser pointer and chasing the occasional fly that gets in the house. It is surprising how quickly she can move when she wants to.
Minerva is now ready for a forever home. Her forever person will need to keep her leg muscles flexible with stretching and massaging. The spinal injury does not allow her brain to process the need to use the litter box in enough time for her to pull herself to the litter box. Therefore, she needs to be taken and placed in the litter box and/or have her bladder manually emptied several times daily. This keeps her accidental floor piddling under control.
Everyone that has met Minerva, including all the Veterinarians that have worked with her the past ten months, have fallen in love with her and her spirit.  She does well with other cats, small dogs do not seem to bother her, a home with older children would be okay. There are no special diet or medication needs.  Minerva is an extraordinary kitty who needs a loving forever home she has always deserved.   

For more information on meeting and adopting this kitty, please fill out a pre-adoption application under "ADOPT" on our website at WWW.CATSCRADLERESCUE.COM. Your information will be forwarded to the foster parent for follow-ups and meeting arrangement.

The Adoption fee is $120 for a kitten and the love is priceless! The adoption fee Includes spay/neuter, microchip, worming and flea treatment, current vaccines, vet exam and free 30-day insurance offer.

Cat's Cradle is an all-volunteer, non-profit foster-home based rescue serving Oregon cats who need new homes. 100% of your adoption fee goes to provide for the medical and physical needs of the cats in our care. We invite you to become a foster parent and experience the great satisfaction of helping a cat or kitten in need.

About Cat's Cradle Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Cat's Cradle Rescue keeps cats out of shelters by offering an alternative to a cage - we are a no-kill FOSTER-HOME BASED rescue group that welcomes cats to our home environments as they await adoption.

Why Foster Care? Does your new kitty like children? Does she play with dogs or find other felines too uncomfortable to be around? Does he have consistent litter-box manners? Does he want to cuddle or perhaps his comfort zone is to be more independent. Many life-factors influence cat behavior and while genetics plays a role, we know that human touch, kindness, nurturing and consistency of care are non-negotiable requirements. We provide all of this.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Weekly adoption events are held at Petco – Beaverton on every Saturday from 12pm to 4pm. Feel free to drop by and talk to our adoption counselors.

Event Location: 4037 SW 117th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97005

Our Adoption Process...

Adoptable cats and kittens are shown on our website with detailed profiles and pictures. To help our potential adopters learn more about the cat(s), we encourage them to first contact and discuss with the foster family if it might be a good fit. Potential adopters must submit an adoption application for review and evaluation. We also have onsite Adoption Events on a weekly basis. Our adoption counselors are present to handle the interview and adoption process.

Our adoption fee for single kitten is $120 and $200 for a pair. Adult cat adoption fee is $60.

We require that adopted cats be mainly indoor cats and no declawing is allowed. Adopters must be over 21 years old and sign a contract that lists out his/her responsibility as the cat's owner.