Rose and Nellie


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!

UPDATE:  A CFA rescue group took  Nellie and Rose, and not long afterwards, they were both adopted!  A big THANK you to Michelle for caring for Nellie and bringing her 100% back to health and to Lynn & Diana for caring for Rose!