My name is RIBBON!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Laingsburg, Michigan - RIBBON
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Laingsburg, Michigan - RIBBON
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Laingsburg, Michigan - RIBBON
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Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Laingsburg, Michigan - RIBBON
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Animal Resource Center

Facts about RIBBON

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Tortoiseshell
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
Ribbon is and always will be a tiny cat. She has a colorful dark tortoiseshell coat - the spattering of orange and gold against the black is always something to admire.

What we also admire about Ribbon is her desire to live and thrive. She had been a tiny kitten when found as a "stray" and then taken to animal control. They noticed she walked funny and therefore would have less chance for adoption.
We took her and found that she has radial hyperplasia. In layman's terms, this means the radius bones in her front legs grew longer than the ulna bones of her front legs. So, her legs are turned out. This condition also has polydactyl (extra toes) associated with it. This condition does not affect their overall health or life expectancy.
At first Ribbon had difficulty walking and didn't want to use all her legs. However, we worked with her on some physical therapy obstacle courses!
So, Ribbon paddles when she walks and runs, waving those big paws around. Sounds intimidating, but Ribbon is probably the fastest cat in our cattery! Those little legs and snowshoe paws go flying!

Ribbon came through her early trauma with flying colors (and paws). However, being so vulnerable and at risk and likely picked on has left some behavioral scars. She is very defensive towards other animals approaching her personal space. Her first reaction to threats is to either yell and hiss or to run away. When startled by a person, she runs. However, if you call her name, she looks for you and the safety you provide.

Ribbons would do best and continue to thrive in a home without other pets. She absolutely loves people - being held, petted, brushed, or sitting on your lap. Ribbon also loves toys and plays tough with the fake mice! Her new home will want to make sure Ribbon continues to gets both cuddling and physical activity.

This little bitty thing with the big heart and determination will surely teach you a thing or two about love and acceptance and strength.

About Animal Resource Center

About Our Rescue Group...

ARC is a non-profit, no-kill pet adoption organization.
Our goal is to find caring forever homes for the animals, with an emphasis on owner education and pet behavioral support.
We believe that when owners understand a pet's behavior (evolutionary and history), they can then understand and are more likely to follow appropriate training and everyday care.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Facebook - Mail checks (ARC in memo) to Laingsburg Animal Hospital at 116 S. Woodhull Rd., Laingsburg, MI 48848

Come Meet Our Pets...

Find ARC pets on our Facebook page:

See our pets on our website:

Watch ARC and ARC pets - as well as pets from other area rescues on ABC WJRT-TV12 the 2nd Friday of every month during the News at Noon program!

Our Adoption Process...

ARC requires an application which include a matching form so we can discuss with you the type of pet you want for your lifestyle and which pets would best be suited for your home.

We prefer that all family members come over to meet the pet so everyone is comfortable with their new family member and to answer any questions you might have. ARC provides free behavioral support for the lifetime of the adopted pet.

A contract and a $50 tax-deductible donation is required. If you cannot keep the pet, it must be returned to ARC, regardless of pet's age.

Pets are inside companion animals and cats that have claws may not be declawed.