At last, cat with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome lands a forever home
When cat lovers Georgina Price and Christopher Lardner, her fiancé, lost their beloved, elderly cat, they were devastated. They decided that they could offer a forever home to another rescue cat and headed to the animal shelter.
Published on the 10/06/2019, 11:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:25
Couple take a shine to cat siblings at the shelter
Georgina had done some research online, and had spotted two feline brothers, in need of a new home on the RSPCA website. Toby, one of the cats, has a congenital health issue, feline cutaneous asthenia or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome as its known.
This condition produces very saggy, loose skin, due to the lack of collagen, giving Toby a very distinctive appearance. His brother, Quinton, who is 7 years old, is a black and white cat, who has no teeth.
Cat with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is rehomed with his best friend
Although the two sibling cats were quite nervous when they were first introduced to Georgina and Christopher at the animal shelter, the cats soon got over their initial shyness. Although it had been quite difficult to find a forever home for these two cats, especially as they needed to stay together, at last it seems that they have found their forever home.
Kitties settling into their new surroundings
After seven months in their new home, Georgina reports that the sibling cats are doing well. Quinton and Toby are joined at the hip and do everything together.
Toby still suffers from problems with the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and often injures his very delicate skin, even when grooming himself. These health problems aside, Toby is just like any other cat. Although he has “special needs”, he still enjoys tummy rubs, playing with his cat toys, and of course, watching the birds through the window.
Despite his difficult start in life and his challenging health issues, he’s just a normal cat!