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My name is Willa!

Calico Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Willa
Photo 1 - Calico Cat for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Willa
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Facts about Willa

  • Breed: Calico
  • Color: Gray Or Blue
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short

Willa's Info...

I am already spayed, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with cats.

Willa's Story...
Willa was born with deformed back legs - she is missing the tendon that connects her hip and knee and allows those muscles to work. She is not able to use her legs to support herself, and the most she can do is clench her toes. She moves (surprisingly well!) solely under the power of her front legs. Willa is still learning what she is capable of - she has no idea that she is disabled and feels no pain. She gets around amazingly well, moving like lighting to chase her toys, and climbing up the side of the bed to make it to the top! When I am at work, I keep her confined to a small area with vinyl on the floor so that she doesn't get into trouble or make a mess. Willa is currently unable to unable to use a litter box because she cannot get over the side. I express her urine several times a day and just pick up her poop and flush it. She is on a pretty standard schedule with meal times, and so her movements are predictable and really not a big deal. The vet says that she does have muscular control over those functions - the issue is her ability to get in and out of a traditional box. I am experimenting with solutions to this, as she has made it clear that she wants a place to bury her messes and is embarrassed about them. She knows she is supposed to use the litter box but she is not able to get inside it.

It sounds like a lot of work, and frankly, it is, but Willa is a fast learner and eager to please. I have not regretted taking care of her for a moment! Her personality is so charming. She loves people and is so affectionate and playful (not to mention really stinking cute). Unlike many kittens, she is content to sit in my lap purring and making biscuits for hours (I think she gets tired easier because her front legs do the work of four legs by themselves). She also loves my other cats and is very curious about everything. I think she would be fine in a house with other non-aggressive pets or children. I keep her separated from my cats purely because they are old, mean, and cranky and they would steal her food. She is not strong enough to stand up for herself in that kind of situation.

Approximate DOB: 6/22/2012

*Willa is pictured with her foster brother, Macintosh (who is also adoptable!).

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Willa, a St. Louis Calico cat was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Calico for sale in St. Louis, or seeking a Calico cat from a breeder in St. Louis.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in St. Louis already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a St. Louis breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Calico breeders who help with Calico rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in St. Louis paves the way for another one to be saved.