Sponsorship Cats: Jamie
Jamie joined the League's Sponsor Program in 2003. Jamie was rescued from another shelter with her mother when she was only one week old. As Jamie grew, it became apparent that she was unable to stand and balance herself properly. She is wobbly on her feet and picks up her legs very high in the air when she walks. Unfortunately, Jamie is unable to walk very far. Her little head experiences tremors when she is excited or is trying to reach for something. Her condition is referred to as Cerebella Hyperplasia. It occurs in kittens when their mother has a viral infection while they are pregnant.
The infection affects the proper development of the brain. Since she was born this way, it seems normal to Jamie. Because of her condition, Jamie will always have special needs, which include an environment in which she will be safe – no stairs, for instance. With love and support from Sponsors like you, Jamie will forever be able to live a long and happy life.