The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) is seeking a special home for a unique munchkin cat named “Giselle.” The two-year-old cat is blind and she was surrendered to the shelter in late September by owners who were overwhelmed by her medical needs.
On October 21, the MSPCA-Angell shelter reached out to Facebook followers about the homeless cat, and her need for an adopter who is equipped to take on her special needs:
“Giselle” is a special needs cat if ever there was one. But this sweet feline has captured our hearts and we hope the BEST adopter is right around the corner.
Giselle’s tiny body (she weighs under three pounds) makes her exceptionally adorable – unfortunately, her pint-sized stature comes with problematic physical issues. In addition to being blind, little Giselle suffers from joint and nerve pain and she is unable to get around easily. Her tiny rib cage also makes breathing difficult, especially when she is stressed. Her veterinarian has indicated that these issues could ultimately lead to a shortened lifespan.
Giselle’s special needs led shelter staff to believe that she would be an exceptionally difficult pet to place, but social media is helping this mini-kitty rise to unexpected fame. Giselle has her own Instagram account (Stumpy Cat) with over 4,500 followers. According to People Pets, adoption offers are now pouring in from around the world.
Undoubtedly, the shelter will ensure that Giselle goes home with the adopter who is best equipped to handle her special needs. According to ABC 7 News, Giselle’s ideal adopter will already have other pets (to keep her company), no stairs (due to her blindness), and live a life with a regular routine in order to ensure that medications can be given when needed.
Find the MSPCA shelter website here.
Find Giselle’s Instagram account (@realstumpycat) here.
(Photos via Instagram)