Animals with special needs are often passed up for adoption because they may not be the kind of pet that people imagined they wanted. But given the chance, pets with special needs may be exactly what people need. Let’s take a look at two very special cats that got adopted by a very special person who fell in love with them at first sight.
Toby is a sweet six-year-old short haired cat. He is just like any other cat with one little difference that was getting him overlooked for adoption. Toby has what is called feline cutaneous asthenia (FCA). This means that he has a lack of collagen in his body. Because of the deficiency, he has stretchy, loose and fragile skin. In humans, this condition is known as Ehlers – Danlos Syndrome.
Quinton is Toby’s best friend who is perfect in every way except that he has no teeth. This means that he has special dietary needs. Other than that Quinton is just like any other cool cat. Both Toby and Quinton were at RSPA in England waiting to be adopted.
It Was Love At First Sight When Their Adoptive Mom Saw Them
When Georgina and Christopher saw Quinton and Toby on the RSPCA website, they knew it was love at first sight. They went through the necessary procedures and didn’t waste any time in adopting them both.
Georgina wasn’t much concerned about their special needs. “We’d never heard of EDS before we found him, we just knew that he needed a loving home and we have so much love to give,” Georgina explained. Soon Toby and Quinton were settled in their new home. “He loves belly rubs and will plop himself next to you and look at you, waiting for you to rub his belly,” Georgina said about Toby.
The two kitties are still best friends. “Toby and Quinton are inseparable and Quinton tries to clean up Toby’s face when possible, and when they play, Quinton knows to keep his claws retracted,” says Georgina.
This story just goes to show that animals just need to be given a chance. No pet nor human is perfect, including those with special needs. But a perfect match just may be waiting for you at your local shelter. Make sure to check out the pets with special needs too.