Gender: Male

Birth date: 08/2012

Needs feline companion: No

Description:

DUNCAN is a handsome long-haired black cat with a beautiful fluffy coat and tail. He is very friendly and wants nothing more than hanging out with people and being petted. Duncan is not shy one bit. He greets everyone he meets with a big hello asking you to pet him. While Duncan is a special needs kitty with a neurological condition (see below), this doesn't stop him from enjoying life.

Duncan was recently adopted out with his sister, Amber, to a wonderful woman who wanted to keep both kitties. However, Duncan can be a bit of a bully toward other cats and things aren't working out. So Duncan is looking for a loving home where he is the only kitty in the home. He is a very social cat who needs human affection.

Duncan is use to living in a single caretaker's home with his sister, Amber, and two other cats (all adopted). When Duncan's caretaker passed away, his pet sitter and long time SPCA volunteer, asked for our help finding Duncan and the other cats new homes.

Duncan is a special needs kitty with a neurological condition called cerebellar hypoplasia (CH). This can affect the offspring of a pregnant cat that is given distemper vaccination or becomes sick with panleukopenia while pregnant. Cats can do amazingly well while having this condition because they learn how to compensate overtime. Duncan is very wobbly when he walks and sometimes falls down. But this doesn’t deter him one bit from loving life. When Duncan is sitting or lying down, you wouldn’t even know he has this condition. He uses the litter box.

To make life easier for Duncan, its best if his new home has carpeting so he can grip himself better when walking. A home with hardwood floors and lots of rugs would be ok. It would also be best if his new home didn't have stairs he would have to go up and down on a regular basis, even though he is able to do this.

Duncan is such a nice cat. He just needs a new home where he is loved despite his neurological condition.

PLEASE NOTE: We ONLY adopt to residents of the Washington metropolitan area, which includes Washington, D.C. and parts of Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Please see our adoption guidelines at  https://spcanova.org/about-us/adoption-policies/.

Home Environment:

Not Active

OK with dogs:

No

OK with kids:

Yes

Needs a foster:

No

Special needs information:

Duncan has a neurological condition called cerebellar hypoplasia causing him to wobble when he walks