Brown tabby Molly has had a very difficult life to date, but we’re hoping to change that here. We estimate she was born in 2009, so she’s a young cat. She has severe cerebellar hypoplasia (CH). If you don’t know about CH, it’s a neurological disorder. Molly is very wobbly on her legs. She can eat on her own and get to the litter box, but we doubt she can climb stairs. There’s nothing to do medically for CH, and it’s unlikely to get worse—or better—on its own.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Molly was living in a hoarding situation. She has spent most of her life in a cage. Because of this, she’s easily startled, and she takes a while to get used to new people and places. During the first few days in our Lobby where Molly now lives she was very much on edge. After some time though Molly made great strides forward, confounding all of our expectations. Now she’s very comfortable and happy in her new surroundings.
She really is a sweet little girl, and she loves to rub her nose on you. She enjoys being gently petted and even likes tummy rubs (not too rough, please). She’s actually tried to pounce on one or two of the other lobby cats, but luckily she can’t quite manage that. And she really goes to town with a scratching post, throwing both front paws around it and having a great time.
Molly will need an adopter who understands her special situation and can accommodate her needs; any adopter must also have patience. These requirements mean she’s not a good match for everyone, of course, but we’re convinced there’s someone out there who will discover that Molly is their perfect cat.