Umbrella of Hope 'Be Our Pet'
Uncle Jesse is part of our Cats of Hazzard litter. You can follow them on their own page on Instagram @catsofhazzard.
We are raising funds to cover the costs of sending these cats to specialists here: https://www.gofundme.com/catsofhazzard or you can PayPal us at www.paypal.me/UOH
Uncle Jesse was born around 4/17/2016 with several defects to the bones in his hind limbs. He has tentatively been diagnosed with right femoral agenesis, femoral head hypoplasia and bilateral tibial and metatarsal hypoplasia/agensis... pretty much this means he is missing bones in his lower legs.
This does not stop him. He runs, scoots, climbs cat trees, wrestles with the other kitties (not so gently sometimes) and purrs like he has a motor in his throat. He uses the litterbox with zero issues. His only restriction is that he MUST be indoor-only unless directly supervised in a contained area (watching you garden while you are outside with him in a fenced yard and going back inside when you do).
He LOVES other cats but he expects them to play with him. He is not always gentle. He likes to play WWF with the tiny kittens (his younger siblings -- same mom, different litter, back-to-back pregnancies. Yes, she has now been spayed). He has so far not been super appreciative of the dog in the foster home. He **may** be able to learn to live with a dog but we cannot make any promises.
While he is not quite ready for adoption because we are trying to get him seen by the specialists at the local Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis to ensure that he will be fine long-term and does not need any interventions... we are accepting interest on him.
We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Normally, we expect adopters to come to us to adopt. However, we would be willing to raise the funds to escort him in the cabin of an airplane to any major US airport to get him to a forever home if that home was STELLAR or if he was going to live with someone who has the same condition (or a similar one) that he does.
We DO expect adopters of this litter to keep up on their social media accounts and this is a condition of their adoption (we can teach you) because we are huge proponents of special needs adoptions and we need animals like the Cats of Hazzard to be out there and be proud and show other people that being different is okay and that adopting an animal with special needs is NOT scary. We want people to be inspired to adopt the animals who are not 'perfect' (although perfect is relative) so that animals like Uncle Jesse have the option of being adopted and not euthanized.
He has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and is free of parasites. We hope to have him evaluated at UC Davis by a specialist in the near future.
Interested parties should send a DETAILED email to email@example.com and we can start the conversation to see if your home is a good match for him and work out the details. We expect he will be ready to go to his new home in December.
Crate Trained?: HAHA he is a cat
Leash Trained?: HAHA he is a cat
Rides Well in Car?: HAHA he is a cat
Good with cats?: Yes, but rough play
Good with dogs?: Not so far
Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: No
Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 5
Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles.
Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565)
Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption
Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed emails will be answered first.
We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue!
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