Do you have a place in your heart and home for Bobbly, the wobbly cat?
Bobbly is looking for a home after being rescued by the RSPCA.
RSPCA staff were called when a member of the public spotted the one-year-old cat wandering the streets of Tameside, Manchester.
He seemed unable to put any weight on his back legs, so Bobbly was taken in for X-rays – which revealed no injuries or broken bones.
After a few weeks, when his walking had still not improved, vets concluded that Bobbly’s wobbly walk must be down to a neurological problem rather than an injury.
The kitty likely would have had this condition, which may be cerebellar hypoplasia, also known as wobbly cat syndrome, since birth. It doesn’t cause him any pain so Bobbly can go ahead and live a happy and healthy life – he just wobbles around when he walks.
Now he’s been checked over and confirmed to be in good health, Bobbly is looking for an indoor home with an experienced cat owner.
Susie Hughes, manager of the RSPCA Greater Manchester and Salford branch, where Bobbly is being cared for, said: ‘He is just an absolute character who won’t fail to liven up your home! He manages to get around really well despite his wobbliness.
‘He is currently living in the office at our animal centre and keeping us company. He wouldn’t cope well in a cattery so we are really keen to find a suitable home for him soon.
‘He loves to look out of the window and takes advantage of any strokes and cuddles on offer. He’s certainly not short on personality and he has made sure none of us are ever bored at work!’
Bobbly will need to be rehomed as a single house cat as he would not be safe outdoors on his own.
He could benefit from a catio, though, if you were able to provide one. Despite being unsteady on his feet, Bobbly is pretty skilled at jumping, so this would need to be an enclosed outdoor space rather than a usual garden, which he could easily escape.
As he was living as a stray, he will need a large home with lots of enrichment and someone who can devote time each day to play with him and keep him entertained.
He could live with a family with older teenagers or an adult-only home.
If you think you could give Bobbly a loving home, email [email protected] with some information about your suitability.
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