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Special Needs Pets
Some of our shelter animals have special needs as a result of illness, injury or behaviour. This shouldn't exclude them from having a second chance. Most of our special needs pets are not housed in the public viewing areas of the shelter. If you can meet the needs of one of these special pets, please drop by for a visit.
Wally and Nellie
Meet Wally and Nellie, two very special felines looking for a special home. They arrived at the shelter as 3 1/2 month old feral kittens, completely unsocialized and terrified. They were discovered by a caring animal lover, living under their front porch, and brought to the shelter. They have been with us for about 8 months now, living in the managers office, away from the hustle and bustle of the shelter. In that time, they have come a long way but will still require some special considerations in adjusting to a home environment. We just recently had them sterilized.
Wally, the grey cat, is much more outgoing than his sister, and is definitely ready to move on to bigger and better things. He is an active, curious male who should adjust with little difficulty, but be prepared to keep him busy! Nellie on the other hand is much more timid than her brother, and may therefore require a little more time to adjust. Once she is comfortable however, she is very sweet and affectionate. She makes a great home office assistant, as long as she gets a belly rub out of it! These two will have to be placed in a quieter home, together for Nellie's benefit, and may eventually adjust to another cat, but dogs are a definite deal breaker.
For more information on Nellie and Wally, please drop by the shelter and ask to meet them, as they are not in the general population.
Updated July 29/2013
Reece: shortly after arrival
Reece: after surgery/spay
Reece was discovered on the side of a highway in Manitoba by a traveller on their way to the Sault back in late January. She was in very rough shape, suffering from severe frost bite to her ears, feet, and tail. Shortly after her arrival her ears and tail had to be amputated. She is a friendly, playful and inquisitive little girl, aprox 8 - 10 months old. She gets along well with other cats, and may be tolerant of dogs. She loves to be pet and receive attention, but does prefer to remain on the ground or in your lap rather than being held. She can be a little nervous at times and may hide when uncomfortable. Reece may require further surgery on her tail. For more information on Reece, please drop by and inquire at the front desk.
Lilo and Stitch are sweet 6 month old siblings that are looking for a new home together. They were originally found as wild kittens and tamed by their finder. Lilo is quite friendly and playful while Stitch is a little on the shy side. They would probably do best in a quieter home without dogs or busy children, for Stitch's benefit. With a little time, patience and TLC, these two are sure to thrive in the right home.
Lilo and Stitch will be spayed/neutered through the shelter before going to their new home.