|At first glance, one might wonder
what in the world is wrong with those ears?
Meet Rose and Nellie. They
are Scottish Folds, a feline breed rarely seen in the Acadiana area.
According to the Cat
Fanciers' Association website, "Scottish Folds come in two types: folded
ear and straight (normal) ear. The folded ear is produced by an incomplete
dominant gene and is the result of a spontaneous mutation. Scottish
Fold kittens are born with straight ears. At about three to four weeks
of age, their ears fold...or they donít! " The folded ears characteristic
of the breed does not in any way affect their hearing.
Nellie and her friend Rose came
to AHS as rescues from a breeder who could no longer properly care for
them. We estimate Rose to be about 10 years old, and is cream-light
peach-buff colored. Nellie is a darker orange patch tabby color,
estimated to be about 7 or 8 years old.
Nellie has been discovered to be
diabetic. She is being given insulin on a daily basis, and her glucose
levels are slowly coming under control. She will require the insulin treatment
for the rest of her life, therefore, she needs a special home that is prepared
to care for her lovingly and diligently.
As evident by our Happy Tails in
this section, we have been successful in placing animals with special needs.
Please consider giving two grand ladies the chance to live the rest of
their lives in a warm, loving home. We also welcome donations
towards Nellie and Rose's upkeep in our foster homes while they wait for
that special guardian angel to adopt them. On behalf of Rose and
Nellie, Thank You!