Alumni News – Weebles

Feline Rescue thinks the best way for you to get a feel for the work of the organization and its many dedicated volunteers is by letting our adopters (and their cats!) tell their own success stories.

Today we hear from Ann and Chris who adopted Weebles this past December.

Sometimes, Feline Rescue receives a cat that has special needs. The following story has a wonderful outcome when Weebles, who has a neurological and muscular condition named ‘cerebellar hypoplasia’ (Referred to as CH in the story), was adopted by Ann and Chris in St. Paul.)

Weebles, our great CH cat, is doing very well. He is learning his new environment and that we want to take care of him. We are sure that he’ll warm up to holding but so far he only wants a little petting and combing. Of course, all adoptees need time and Weebles’ CH and what he went through as a stray, could take extra but we love him whether he likes it or not.


His brother, Rodney, a rescue we adopted in 2014 from another shelter, is doing OK with the new cat. A couple of scuffles here and there since Weebles’ blank stare and CH wobble can sometimes freak Rodney out. Plus Weebs is easy to startle for no reason whatsoever. But, it’s all working and Weebs can actually jump onto the bed using our cedar chest and can get onto his window perch in the den using a couch to step up


We have a ramp to the living room couch and he’s able to get to the back of the couch to look out the window, so he learns and is exploring his limits. Weebs has surprised us already. He made it to the top of the couch again, using his unique way of walking

He’s not letting CH keep him down. We’re so glad to have Weebles!

Thanks, Ann and Chris

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