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Oakley *special needs*

Domestic Short Hair / Mixed

Details about Oakley *special needs*

  • ID C220168
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Cat
  • Gender: Male
  • Estimated Birthdate: 3/7/2022
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Adoption Fee: $225

More about Oakley *special needs*

  • Primary Color(s): Brown Tabby
  • Shedding: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Declawed: No

Hi, my name is Oakley.  My fosters say I’m the best cuddle-bug and I’m most happy being right next to my foster while I sleep. I love playing with my toys or other cats. I love other cats but never met dogs.  All my siblings have been adopted and now I’m waiting for that special person who will love me and give me the little extra attention I need.  I have so much love to give and want to live the best life as long as I can!

Oakley was recently diagnosed with a mild form of Hydrocephalus. This is a neurological condition in which the animal has an excess of spinal fluid or 'water in the brain' and gives off the appearance of a domed, irregular shaped head. As of right now, Oakley's condition is mild and does not require any medications or treatment but this may not be the case down the line and follow up care with Oakley's adopter will be necessary.

His perfect home would be one that is wanting to spoil a special needs boy and is willing to put in the time, effort and financial obligations that his care will require in the future.  A quieter home would be best, without large dogs or small children.  His prognosis moving forward is dependent on how he progresses with his condition, which is unknown.

Please don't judge me! I am an adorable, playful kitten most days. Overstimulation, loud noises or unexpected touching can get me confused and make me really nervous.  My foster parents will hold me and talk to me while giving me pets and that makes me feel all better again! I just need a little more attention to let me know everything is ok because this world can get scary for me sometimes.

Oakley was born in rescue. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page.

If you'd like to donate towards this pet's care, you can donate to our Animal Care Fund.   Our Animal Care Fund supports the medical and veterinary needs for all Ruff Start Rescue animals. You'll be able to enter this pet's name on the second page of the donation form.

Want to adopt a kitten? We highly recommend you consider bringing home two instead of one! Adopting kittens in pairs has been proven to be beneficial for cats’ emotional and behavioral well-being and greatly improves the likelihood of long-term adopter happiness as a result. Adopting more than one kitten also reduces the risk of “Single Kitten Syndrome” (also known as Tarzan Syndrome), a symptom of under-socialization during a kitten’s most formative weeks. Kittens who are under-socialized may develop aggressive tendencies toward both other animals and humans as they grow, creating lifelong behavioral issues for owners.