Saturday, May 10, 2008


Originally uploaded by rikkis_refuge
it takes Alan a few minutes to figure out we have visitors. Born with a neurological problem his head is tilted and bobbly which makes him feel insecure when picked up. If held firmly he loves it and will purr and rub back. Neurological problems are not at all uncommon in stray cats. Many are born to very young immature and nutritionally deficient mothers. And it doesn't get much better. Mom tries but can't produce the best or enough milk. The rest of the pickins are slim. These guys are prime targets for various diseases. Many which they survive but which leave permanent damage behind.

Adoption for folks like Alan is a very remote possibility. But there's no reason he should not be allowed to live his life out in peace and happiness. And that's just what he'll do in Cat House Number Six at Feline Fields.

Photo by Kerri Williams, Magpi Studios 540-760-2388

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