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FALL-ing In Love with Roly and Poly, the Kittens with Wobbly Cat Syndrome

At just five months old, Roly and Poly have already adapted to living with Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH). CH is a congenital neurological disorder caused by improper development of the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and fine motor skills.


CH typically occurs when a mother cat becomes ill during pregnancy. Cats with CH often struggle with balance, leading to its nickname, wobbly cat syndrome. The effects vary from cat to cat, some being more wobbly than others.


However, cats with CH are as healthy as any other cat. The condition isn't painful and doesn't worsen over time. Roly and Poly can eat, drink, play, cuddle, and use the litter box just like any other cat, they just need a little more time and patience.


A diagnosis like CH can be intimidating to potential adopters. That's why we're thankful for the support of Paw Print Club. We knew that finding the perfect family for this duo, one that can offer them the time, patience, and love they require, would take some time. Regardless, we were able to rescue them and provide that love and care until the right family comes along.


We strive to give cats with medical diagnoses, who are often overlooked, a chance. Paw Print Club, our monthly donation program, enables the community to support our impactful work. Being a part of the Paw Print Club comes with its benefits; however, it also provides an enduring sense of satisfaction, knowing your contributions have made a significant difference. Each time we rescue, treat, and rehome a cat, you can take pride in knowing you've played a part in their journey, making your membership a truly rewarding experience.


Make an appointment to visit Roly and Poly at 829 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202 during our operating hours!



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