Special Needs Pets

As if losing one’s home weren’t enough, some animals face additional challenges which make it harder for them to find another. From physical impairments, to chronic health issues requiring long-term treatment, to needing extra understanding and patience while they learn to trust again, all of them are just as loving and deserving of love as any cute kitten or playful puppy!

Our Adoption Counselors will make sure you have a full understanding of any special needs your new pet has, whether it’s training, medication, or simply an indoor-only environment. Make room in your heart today for one of these very special animals and discover just how special they are!


SanibelSanibel is FIV positive and should be adopted into a home where she is the only cat.  Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) depletes the number of white blood cells, which eventually makes Sanibel less able to fight off infection.  However, it is a slow acting virus and many FIV positive cats can enjoy a normal lifespan with no apparent health problems resulting from the virus!

 

Cocoa

Cocoa is Sanibel’s offspring and may also be a carrier of FIV.  Kittens have to be tested twice over a 6 month period to ensure they are clear of the virus.  Cocoa is not quite 4 months old yet and if he also tests positive like Sanibel, he should also be the only cat in a home (or only with other FIV positive cats).