My name is Shanta!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Jurupa Valley, California - Shanta
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Jurupa Valley, California - Shanta
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Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation

Facts about Shanta

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black (All)
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
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Important Note

Shanta is best friends with Fanta. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
We would like you to meet our two newest cattery residents, Twisty Kittens Shanta and Fanta (also on this site)!
These 5-month old special needs siblings were living in a Los Angeles area back yard of an elderly couple who could no longer care for them. They were rescued by one of our rescue partners, Hope for Paws and transferred to Room 8 to find their permanent, loving, forever home.
Shanta (the female) and Fanta have a condition called radial hypoplasia (RH or "Twisty") which is associated with one particular form of polydactyly. Both of these kitties have extra digits on their back feet. RH also causes shortened and/or misshapen front legs. Fanta’s front legs bend forward at the “elbow” area and Shanta has one shortened front leg. But cats are very adaptable creatures as you will see in the attached video. Because of the inequality in the size of their legs, RH cats have peculiar ways of getting about. The hind legs become well muscled due to being the main form of locomotion and the tail may be used as a support when the cat sits upright. (Shanta and Fanta do great Meerkat impressions).
RH is not a disability to these two. They are so sweet and the minute you pet them they start to purr. A young girl was helping us when we were taking the video and she described their fur as being “as soft as my blankie”.
We are looking for the perfect home for them (they need to go together); one that will provide them with the love and care they deserve and understanding of their special condition. They have been altered, are up-to-date on their vaccinations, and are microchipped. They are ready to go!
If you have a place in your heart and your home for Shanta and Fanta, and are interested in meeting them, please contact us today!

About Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation

About Our Shelter...

Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation’s mission is to provide care, shelter and successful, loving adoptions of homeless domestic cats; to encourage kindness and responsible care for all animals; and to educate the public on the importance of spaying and/or neutering their pets.
Our no-cage environment provides a safe and caring home for approximately 80 cats awaiting adoption, as well as lifetime care for those who cannot be placed.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation is located in Jurupa Valley, CA. Cats are shown by appointment only. We also have cats at three local Petco stores -- Moreno Valley, Riverside/Tyler, and Chino.

Our Adoption Process...

After meeting one of our adoptable cats or kittens, you will be required to complete an application which will be reviewed by an authorized representative from Room 8. Adoption fee may vary depending on age of cat or kitten.