Purrfect Pound – Baked Bean a.k.a. Jellybean Jr
💜It’s the 1st of March which means it’s Purrfect pound day here at BCWR💜
PURRFECT POUND IS
RAISING FUNDS FOR OUR NEW ARRIVAL AT BCWR YESTERDAY:
“BABY BAKED BEAN” AKA JELLYBEAN JUNIOR who is a very tiny 5 month old kitten
We’re asking if you can spare just £1 to help – if you’d like to donate please visit our Donate page:
She a severe form of the neurological condition Cerebellar Hypoplasia.
Feline cerebellar hypoplasia is a non-progressive, non-contagious neurological condition that results in walking and balance problems.
A kitten is born with “CH” when her cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls fine motor skills and coordination, is underdeveloped at birth.
A cerebellum’s growth can be stunted by a number of factors, most commonly if the mother contracted the feline panleukopenia virus while pregnant or if there was some sort of trauma to the kittens while they were in the womb.
Consequently, an underdeveloped cerebellum can result in underdeveloped or complicated mobility. CH cats are known for their “drunken sailor” walk, which is why they’re known endearingly as “wobbly cats.”
The severity of a kitten’s CH can vary greatly — even among litter mates. While some cats may only have a slightly impacted gait, others may have significant trouble getting around, if they’re able to walk at all. It’s important to remember that the cat isn’t sick, weak or hurt; she’s simply uncoordinated.
CH cats may also experience head tremors, the uncontrollable shaking of the cat’s head when she’s trying to focus. Again, some cats may experience mild cases, others may be more severe. Consequently, some CH cats may have vision issues.
Unless a CH cat has other health issues, the life expectancy is the same as a cat’s without CH. Since the condition is non-progressive, it will never get worse — and in some cases, owners say that their cat became more capable over time.
To give these two cheeky kittens the best chance possible whilst maintaining quality of life and increased function we will invest hour upon hour of physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, nutritional support and literally taking care of their every need 24 hours a day.
Your support will help pay for specialist therapeutic play items, special bedding, pads, bowls, therapies, veterinary assessments and of course the every day care needs of any kitten in our care.
Baked Bean IS NOT AVAILABLE OR EVEN BEING CONSIDERED FOR ADOPTION.
DUE TO HER LONG REHABILITATION ROAD HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN AND WE WILL NOT BE RESPONDING TO ANY ADOPTION ENQUIRIES FOR HER AT THIS POINT.
If you would like to donate please visit out Donate page.