Triton is a young cat in the care of Pawsitive Karma Rescue, the Cedar Park, Texas group that pulled his pregnant feral mother from a facility where she would likely have been killed. Triton is a handsome, swwet and playful boy who does well getting around with a moderate degree of wobbliness from Cerebellar Hypoplasia.
The video shows highlights of Triton’s kittenhood and tells his story, which is also told in depth by Pawsitive Karma below.
Triton’s mom, Elizabeth Taylor, entered the WILCO (Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter) shelter pregnant. She was a feral cat, so WILCO’s policy would have been to euthanize her. PKR rescued Elizabeth Taylor from WILCO and she entered our foster program. Once Triton was born in PKR’s foster care, we quickly realized that he was a special kitten.
Triton is a handsome and laid back kitten who has been diagnosed with a disorder called Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH). CH affects the kitten’s cerebellum growth, which can cause mild to severe difficulties with coordination, balance, and fine motor skills. Some people misunderstand the condition as being painful and/or contagious.
Many CH cats are needlessly euthanized before given a chance at a proper diagnosis and life, making it harder for awareness about the condition to grow. However, they have a normal life expectancy and are very affectionate, sweet, and loving. They return the extra care they need with an intense bond and love for their adoptive families. Triton’s symptoms are characterized as moderate. Though he has difficulty with balance, coordination, he has absolutely no idea he is different!
Triton loves to tackle his foster friends, Amanda and Tammie. Amanda and Tammie do not have CH, they are completely normal and Triton is still able to hold his own against his high energy kitten friends. In fact, he wins most kitten wrestling matches! He also loves to play with feather toys and all kinds of paper bags. CH is not progressive, as it does not worsen over time, so many of his challenges may be overcome as he adapts and grows older. Triton can be very laid back, and he is generally up for anything. He plays hard and sleeps hard. He prefers to sit and sleep like a human. So holding him like a baby is a must. He likes to relax on his back while showing off his adorable kitten belly.
Triton practices his walking a lot with his foster parent. In fact, he loves to take walks around the neighborhood on his kitty harness. Triton is a very curious cat and loves to stare at his surroundings. Seeing all the different colors and animals of the outdoors stimulates his mind and makes him a very happy kitty. He also loves to go places with his foster parent, he is up for any car ride and store trip. As long as he is in his favorite baby sling. Triton’s disability doesn’t hinder him from much activity. He can still get around, play normal, can use the litter box and eats on his own. Triton is just like any other kitten. He just might fall and tumble around a bit more often.
Triton needs a home with a devoted companion willing to go the extra mile and provide him with the best quality of life and lots of love. Triton would also love to go to a home with another kitty to play with! Triton gets along with all cats and would do well with a normal kitten or a well adjusted CH kitten.
Learn more about CH at: http://www.chkittyclub.com/
All PKR adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, dewormer, flea/tick and heartworm preventative, combo test, 30 days of free pet insurance, and guarantee your pet has had a high quality diet and vitamins as long as it has been in our program. Adoptions include 1 bag of Precious Cat “Cat Attract” Litter. *While supplies last* To start the adoption process, fill out the cat adoption questionnaire. Feel free to email with any questions you may have! [email protected] .
Pawsitive Karma Rescue is the voice in Central Texas for animals that truly have nowhere else to turn. Our focus is on “special needs” animals that are deemed “unadoptable” by the city shelter and other groups. PKR is driven by the belief in live outcomes for all animals including those of unpopular breeds or colors, those with behavioral issues or physical ailments, and feral as well as under-socialized animals.