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Columbia Humane Society
Adoption process
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2.

Meet the Pet

3.

Take the Pet Home

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Facts about me

Breed
Domestic Shorthair
Color
Age
Young
Sex
Female
Pet ID
18071258-10587
Hair Length

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

We would like everyone to welcome Miss.Mariah to the CHS family. You see she is the total package and is just a little special. This little girl came into the shelter under the pretense that she had been hit by a car because she “walked a little weird”. After further investigation it was found that this sweet little thing has what is called Cerebellar Hypoplasia.

Cerebellar hypoplasia is a developmental condition in which the cerebellum of the brain fails to develop properly. The cerebellum is the portion of the brain that controls fine motor skills, balance, and coordination. The condition is not painful or contagious. Cerebellar hypoplasia most commonly occurs when a pregnant cat becomes infected with feline panleukopenia virus and passes the infection to her unborn kittens. The panleukopenia virus preferentially attacks rapidly dividing cells. During the perinatal period (i.e., in the last weeks of pregnancy and the first weeks after birth) the cerebellum is undergoing rapid growth and development, making it vulnerable to attack by the virus. The condition may only affect one kitten in a litter or may involve all littermates. The most typical symptoms are jerky or uncoordinated walking, swaying from side to side when trying to walk, a goose-stepping gait called hypermetria, mild head tremors, and/or intention tremors. Intention tremors are tremors that occur when the kitten intends to make some sort of movement. Intention tremors may be present to a minor degree when the kitten walks, but will usually become more pronounced when the kitten tries to do something more involved such as playing with a toy or bending over to drink or eat out of a bowl. Kittens with cerebellar hypoplasia are not infectious to other kittens or cats, are not in any pain, and will learn to adapt to their disability over time. They can safely be spayed or neutered, but must be kept indoors as they are prone to losing their balance and could easily be injured or attacked if they go outdoors. If their symptoms are pronounced, they may require special modifications in their home environment, including dishes that are raised off the floor for easier access. Although some kittens may be more prone to minor injuries associated with falls, all of them are able to have a normal life expectancy provided they are given some extra tender loving care.

This little girl loves to play. She is right around a year old and appears so far to do well with other cats. We don’t know how she is going to react to dogs, but if she is placed in a home with a dog it will need to be a slow introduction so that we can be 100% sure we are not putting her at any risks. It will be important that she also only be kept in the home and never be allowed to free roam.

If you are interested in meeting Mariah we ask that you please email adoption@columbiahumane.org in order to obtain an application. Once we have an approved application on file we will then schedule a meet and greet for you and Mariah. We ask that you please communicate via email as it is easier for us to keep track via email. Her adoption fee is $125.00 she is spayed, felv/fiv negative, treated for fleas. Worms, vaccination and microchipped.For more information call 503-397-4353 or email animalwelfare@columbiahumbia.orgJune 30, 2022, 7:20 am
We would like everyone to welcome Miss.Mariah to the CHS family. You see she is the total package and is just a little special. This little girl came into the shelter under the pretense that she had been hit by a car because she “walked a little weird”. After further investigation it was found that this sweet little thing has what is called Cerebellar Hypoplasia.

Cerebellar hypoplasia is a developmental condition in which the cerebellum of the brain fails to develop properly. The cerebellum is the portion of the brain that controls fine motor skills, balance, and coordination. The condition is not painful or contagious. Cerebellar hypoplasia most commonly occurs when a pregnant cat becomes infected with feline panleukopenia virus and passes the infection to her unborn kittens. The panleukopenia virus preferentially attacks rapidly dividing cells. During the perinatal period (i.e., in the last weeks of pregnancy and the first weeks after birth) the cerebellum is undergoing rapid growth and development, making it vulnerable to attack by the virus. The condition may only affect one kitten in a litter or may involve all littermates. The most typical symptoms are jerky or uncoordinated walking, swaying from side to side when trying to walk, a goose-stepping gait called hypermetria, mild head tremors, and/or intention tremors. Intention tremors are tremors that occur when the kitten intends to make some sort of movement. Intention tremors may be present to a minor degree when the kitten walks, but will usually become more pronounced when the kitten tries to do something more involved such as playing with a toy or bending over to drink or eat out of a bowl. Kittens with cerebellar hypoplasia are not infectious to other kittens or cats, are not in any pain, and will learn to adapt to their disability over time. They can safely be spayed or neutered, but must be kept indoors as they are prone to losing their balance and could easily be injured or attacked if they go outdoors. If their symptoms are pronounced, they may require special modifications in their home environment, including dishes that are raised off the floor for easier access. Although some kittens may be more prone to minor injuries associated with falls, all of them are able to have a normal life expectancy provided they are given some extra tender loving care.

This little girl loves to play. She is right around a year old and appears so far to do well with other cats. We don’t know how she is going to react to dogs, but if she is placed in a home with a dog it will need to be a slow introduction so that we can be 100% sure we are not putting her at any risks. It will be important that she also only be kept in the home and never be allowed to free roam.

If you are interested in meeting Mariah we ask that you please email adoption@columbiahumane.org in order to obtain an application. Once we have an approved application on file we will then schedule a meet and greet for you and Mariah. We ask that you please communicate via email as it is easier for us to keep track via email. Her adoption fee is $125.00 she is spayed, felv/fiv negative, treated for fleas. Worms, vaccination and microchipped.For more information call 503-397-4353 or email animalwelfare@columbiahumbia.orgJune 30, 2022, 7:20 am
Rescue

Columbia Humane Society

Contact info
Pet ID
18071258-10587
Contact
Lisa Beggio
Address
St Helens, OR 97051

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

We ask that prior to arrival at the shelter you please either call or email for further details and to get an application for the pet.

2.

Meet the Pet

When you appointment time has been set, we will have you come and meet your pet.

3.

Take the Pet Home

If all goes well the pet can go home with you the same day.

Additional adoption info

Cats $125.00 All cat adoption fees include leukemia testing, spaying or neutering, entire series of vaccines, de-wormer & flea treatment while at the shelter, microchipping, free vet check within 14 days of adoption at any local Columbia County Veterinarian, a complimentary adoption take-home packet and a carrier. Puppies (under 6 months of age)................................$350.00 Dogs (over 7 months of age).......................................$250.00 All dog adoption fees include , spaying or neutering, current on vaccines, de-wormer & flea treatment while at the shelter, microchipping, free vet check within 14 days of adoption at participating local Columbia County Veterinarian, complimentary take-home adoption packet and a leash and collar. All adoptions must be reviewed prior to approval. In order to ensure that every dog and cat goes to the appropriate home, Columbia Humane Society reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption application for any reason they see fit. A home check may be performed in order to determine suitability. Columbia Humane Society's kennels are not open to the public, all applications must be filled out prior to meeting with a pet.
Cats $125.00 All cat adoption fees include leukemia testing, spaying or neutering, entire series of vaccines, de-wormer & flea treatment while at the shelter, microchipping, free vet check within 14 days of adoption at any local Columbia County Veterinarian, a complimentary adoption take-home packet and a carrier. Puppies (under 6 months of age)................................$350.00 Dogs (over 7 months of age).......................................$250.00 All dog adoption fees include , spaying or neutering, current on vaccines, de-wormer & flea treatment while at the shelter, microchipping, free vet check within 14 days of adoption at participating local Columbia County Veterinarian, complimentary take-home adoption packet and a leash and collar. All adoptions must be reviewed prior to approval. In order to ensure that every dog and cat goes to the appropriate home, Columbia Humane Society reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption application for any reason they see fit. A home check may be performed in order to determine suitability. Columbia Humane Society's kennels are not open to the public, all applications must be filled out prior to meeting with a pet.

More about this rescue

Columbia Humane Society is committed to compassionate sheltering by providing a safe haven for animals in transition. It is our mission to assist the community in the successful re- homing and training of adoptable animals. CHS does not have kennels that are open to public walk through we ask that you either email or call prior to coming to the shelter to meet a pet so that we can arrange a time that we can meet with you. The Columbia Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. OUR SERVICES: Pet adoptions, low-cost vaccination clinics, microchipping, low-cost pet supplies, and pet cremation services.
Columbia Humane Society is committed to compassionate sheltering by providing a safe haven for animals in transition. It is our mission to assist the community in the successful re- homing and training of adoptable animals. CHS does not have kennels that are open to public walk through we ask that you either email or call prior to coming to the shelter to meet a pet so that we can arrange a time that we can meet with you. The Columbia Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. OUR SERVICES: Pet adoptions, low-cost vaccination clinics, microchipping, low-cost pet supplies, and pet cremation services.