Coco’s Second Chance

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Coco Oct 10, 2013 3 (2) (Small)No one really knows Coco’s beginnings or if she ever had a home before the day that she would encounter the humans who would give her a second chance. However, she probably would not have made it for very long in her condition if she had not been rescued by the C and W Rustic Hollow Shelter, a no-kill shelter in Iowa that takes in “adoption challenged” and special needs cats.

Coco was found sitting on the side of the road unable to use her back legs. It appears that she may have been born with a defect causing her legs to be an abnormal size, therefore unusable. This obviously would have rendered Coco as undesirable for adoption at a traditional shelter and even, perhaps, been a death sentence in an overcrowded shelter.

However, at C and W Coco lives without such fears and is very well taken care of by a dedicated team who commit to supporting each cat that comes in their door.  The problems with Coco’s back legs do not stop her in the least, either!  The little kitten zips around in her diaper and fancy pants and has a great time, just like any normal kitten would.

Coco enjoys her daily baths and the chin rubs that accompany them. Though Coco may be differently-abled, nothing phases her! Coco is now thriving at the shelter, though she is in need of a loving sponsor so that she can continue to receive all the necessary care.Coco Oct 8, 2013 (2) (Small)


C & W Rustic Hollow Shelter is a no-kill shelter tucked away in a valley of northeast Iowa. The 350+ felines that call C & W their forever home have woods, creeks and plenty of wildlife to keep them occupied. Inside the six buildings and houses that the felines reside in, there are even TVs with Catsitter videos and cartoons to watch!  Outside, the cats enjoy screened “catios” and playrooms, full of other felines lounging in the sun.

C & W is home to cats deemed “adoption challenged” by other shelters or humane societies around Iowa and the US and also to special needs cats who may have chronic medical, physical, neurological or behavioral issues.



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