Special Needs Adoptable Animals
They are not for everyone, but one of these animals might be the perfect companion for you. Certain animals need a home that can provide a little special care and extra time, but they are no less deserving. Some of the animals at Lakeland Animal Shelter might be labeled as "unadoptable" in other facilities, but we hold a special place in our hearts for the Special Needs Adoptable Animals. And we think you might, too.
Is a Special Needs Friend for Me?
Special Needs Adoptable Animals come in all shapes, sizes, and species. And they're not for everyone. While their needs may vary, all of them require some kind of extra effort, such as:
- Help getting around
- Medical treatments
- Special routines
- A home that has no children or other pets
China is a 5-year old Siamese that came to our shelter in March 2010, when she and more than 30 cats and kittens were removed from a commercial cat breeder that had allowed conditions within her cattery become inhumane. Like so many others from the household, China was overbred and medically neglected. She had yet another litter when she was removed from the breeder. After much time and care, she has since recovered from her medical issues and has no known ongoing medical challenges. Instead, China's special needs are behavioral.
She has made great strides since we took her in, but would prefer to be in an animal-free home with just her "forever family." China is best suited for adults. Specifically, adults that can overlook the fact that she can be seemingly friendly one moment and downright crabby the next. Some say that this just adds to her character, but her unfortunate background has made it very difficult to find an appropriate home for her. If you think that maybe China and her special needs are something that you could manage in your animal-free household, please stop in to the Shelter and visit China.
Mai Tai is an 8 year old purebred Tortie Point Siamese. She came from a breeders house with over 45 Siamese & Bengal cats. Because of the terrible conditions and lack of care in the house, Tai has periodic upper respiratory infections and needs medication from time to time.
One thing that might grab your attention is the fact that Tai has no teeth. We had to have them all pulled and now she is on a canned food only diet. Interested in meeting our Mai Tai? Come to the shelter, she will be the first and last kitty you see for her home is in our front office!