Special Needs Turkish Angora Cat Seeks a Forever Home in Texas

An absolutely gorgeous two-year-old special needs kitty named 'Shrimp' in Texas is looking for a forever home after a shelter took months to care for her.

Shrimp has a spinal injury and her previous owner spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours making sure this special girl had the very best care.

Wonky Whiskers Rescue, out of Texas, posted on Facebook in part, "In December 2022, Shrimp had a terrible accident and fell 3.5 stories, injuring her spine. Her human spent thousands of dollars and devoted hundreds of hours to ensuring she received the best possible care. Although months of vet care, physical therapy and laser treatments improved her overall condition, a recent MRI showed that Shrimp is unlikely to regain any additional function. But that’s okay! Shrimp is happy, healthy, and we know she can live a great life. Shrimp is not paralyzed, but she does not walk normally. She was fitted for a wheelchair by her physical therapist, although usually prefers to scoot around on her own. She is not fully incontinent and does not currently wear diapers, but does need a little help with using her litter box. Helping her use the bathroom is super simple and takes only about 2 minutes 3-4x a day. "

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Sweet little Shrimp just deserves the best home ever. If you are interested in Shrimp, or any of the other wonderful kitties that needs homes and are in the Texas area, you can visit the website for Wonky Whiskers Rescue here.

What To Consider Before Adopting a Special Needs Pet

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These pets deserve all the love in the world.


Anytime you adopt a pet from a shelter it's a very noble thing to do, but adopting a pet with special needs is a very noble act of compassion, and it will reward you in ways you never though possible.

Disability among special-needs animals ranges from the physical, like a dog with three-legs, to behavioral.

These may include things physical disabilities, chronic health conditions, behavioral issues, or emotional trauma. You have to think about whether you have the time, resources and willingness to give these special pets all the care and affection they deserve.

You have to take your finances into consideration, and you need to have access to a veterinarian who has experience and expertise in treating special needs dogs. And we all know that those vet visits can be pricey, not to mention any special adjustments made to your home for a mobility challenged dog, or a special diet they may require. If you are considering adopting one of these cats and dogs, most rescues which you adopt from can help you determine what your new pet needs and how best to care for them.

You have to take your emotional health into consideration. Losing a pet is always heartbreaking, but when you take on a pet with special needs, you need to keep in mind that their time with you may be shorter than you'd like.

It's a wonderful thing to adopt a pet with health problems, but you have to be emotionally, financially and mentally ready. These precious animals deserve all the love and care in the world.

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