'Wobbly Kitten' in North Carolina Finds a Family
Olive is living with three special needs kitty siiblings
Olive is wiggling her way into a new home.
Watauga Humane Society in Boone, North Carolina, recently put the 4-month-old-kitten up for adoption. Olive has cerebellar hypoplasia, colloquially known as ‘wobbly kitten syndrome,’ reports The Huffington Post.
Cerebellar hypoplasia is a non-degenerative brain disorder where the cerebellum, which controls motor skills, isn’t fully formed, leading to uncoordinated movements and tremors for felines.
But these issues didn’t slow Olive down. The black-and-white kitten came into the shelter as a stray in November and was fostered by a staff member. She quickly made friends with other dogs and cats in the home.
“She has a very courageous personality and loves to be held and cuddled,” said Christy Watson, shelter manager at Watauga Humane Society.
Watauga Humane Society
The shelter posted a video of Olive getting around in her unique way on Facebook and received numerous adoption requests for the kitten, but the humane society wanted to make ensure Olive went to a home that understood the extra care a special needs feline requires.
On Tuesday, the shelter found its match. Olive went home with a couple who has two other special needs cats. The affectionate kitten is now starting her life of love with a forever family.