Pet adoption drive targets ‘special needs’ and ‘less adoptable’ animals

Even though Raja can barely walk on her four paws, the brown tiger kitty manages to catapult her body from table to bed.

The young feline has cerebeller hyoplasia, a neurological condition that causes jerky movement and tremors. The developmental disorder affects motor skills, but doesn’t require any treatment or additional care.

“It’s just like me trying to use my left hand for everything,” said Jo Ann Douglas, founder of K9Kastle, a local nonprofit rescue group that has a penchant for taking in special-needs animals.

Last year, the all-volunteer group pulled about a dozen cats with CH and other challenges from the streets and the city’s Animal Care & Control shelters.

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