Bebe is an adorable and wonderful kitten who is special needs. His caregivers saved his life and are helping him to find his forever home.
Here is an update on Bebe, the kitten from our post of April 17, Bebe; Kitten born with Manx syndrome.
Bebe is a beautiful tailless rescue kitten born with Manx Syndrome, a condition marked by a spinal defect that can also cause problems with the bowels.
Cats at the Studios of Culver City, California rescued Bebe from the Downey shelter, where he would likely have been put down, and the group is giving him the chance to lead a good life.
Bebe’s rescuers at first thought he might have lost his tail in an incident while he was living on the streets, but a trip to the vet determined that he had been born that way and had Manx syndrome. Bebe has since seen a neurologist.
He is a happy and special cat but he has to wear diapers. He had some diapers custom made for him, but his foster mom has found that preemie diapers also fit.
Assuming the adoption goes through, Bebe seems to have found the perfect homewith a woman who has experience with a Manx syndrome kitty.
A Cats at the Studio volunteer and foster caregiver writes:
“Bebe came from the Downy shelter. When he was delivered we were shocked to see he had no tail and his tush area was so swollen. We have taken him to 3 vets and a neurologist. Bebe is a Manx with manx syndrome. Most kittens like this are put to sleep. I am sure a breeder dumped him so he didn’t have to pay the cost to euthanize .Thrown away like trash.
“I must say Bebe is pretty special .The Manx breed is like a rag doll. He purrs and talks and eats and plays all the time. The biggest issue with Manx with this syndrome is they have no control of their poop or urine. They are missing the nerve endings to feel when they have to go to the bathroom. My special friend Maureen made Bebe diapers and it has helped tons.
“I don’t want to make light of the situation as he is so much work.
“A lady in Arizona wants to adopt him. I need to find a way to get them there.
“She has already had a Manx with this condition and knows how to care for him. She volunteers at the shelter. She is my angel. Now I will work on getting him there.”
Watch the followup video on Bebe from the Pet Collective: