This Kitty May Be A Little Wobbly, But She Has A Huge Heart

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on February 13, 2016

Feline Cerebullum Hypoplasia happens when the part of the brain that controls motor skills and coordination, is not fully developed at birth. This is a non-contagious and non-progressive neurological condition that results in balance and stability problems for a kitty, similar to cerebral palsy in humans other than the fact that it doesn’t get worse over time.

This wobbly cat named Geordi Olive was found last November 15 homeless, so Watauga Humane Society took her in. This little beautiful tuxedo has a C.H. (Cerebullum Hypoplasia) which effects her mobility, but it is well known that she isn’t bothered much by the disorder. She may have wobbly cat syndrome, but it surely doesn’t have her. Christine Watson from Watauga Humane Society said, “She really doesn’t realize that she has a disorder. She’s like a little spitfire. She’s got a lot of personality and loves to play with other animals and cats.”

Some were a bit hesitant to adopt her because of the illness itself and thought it’s transmissible or causes pain. But in spite of the peculiarity of her condition, a cat-loving employee from the Watuaga Humane Society opened her doors to the little girl. Now, she’s living in her new safe home with two other kitties.

Learn more about Olive’s story below!

Cats with C.H. can still live long happy lives like any other cats without the condition. All they need is someone to give them a chance at life and open their hearts & home for a special needs kitty.