MANNIX, 11 month old male Manx short-hair Grey & White


MANNIX is a special needs kitten who will only be adopted to an experienced cat person who understands the future requirements of this darling little boy.

Found in a backyard alone, it was at first feared he had a tick and was brought in to the ARRG Office. Upon seeing that Mannix is a Manx kitten, and after a thorough check for ticks, it was realised that his inability to move his back legs properly was because of the genetic defect common amongst Manx cats or Spina Bifida. In Mannix's case, he has Swimmer Syndrom.

After lots of care and attention from his new foster carer, his back legs strengthened. He was also mothered by Clover (2298). He proved himself to be quite the fighter, and made himself a position with her kittens who were a month older than him. Then he had a case of diarrhoea and during his recuperation was placed with Halle (2322) who immediately accepted him. Her kittens were closer in size to Mannix.

Because of his condition, his growth seems to be stunted, though he is growing quickly, just not as quickly as his younger step-siblings. So he'll likely only be a small cat, which is good for his back legs. And his ability to bunny hop around the house is quite remarkable.

Whoever is seriously interested in adopting will need to be aware of the problems that may ensue as he grows older.

To expedite the adoption process, click on 'I want to ADOPT ' or email ARRG ( proof of home ownership, or if you rent, a letter of agreement from your landlord/owner.

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Ref: ARRG ID 2363

I want to ADOPT MANNIX — If emailing please include your location and phone number so we can chat about suitability and viewing MANNIX. Please also attach proof of home ownership, or if you rent, a letter of agreement from your landlord/owner, and photos of your fenced yard if adopting a dog.

If you are happy to lock MANNIX in at night, care for MANNIX and can offer a home FOR LIFE please contact us

Telepone: (02)6622 1881 and (02)6622 1020 office hours Mon-Fri.
Location: Animal Rights and Rescue is located on the Far North Coast NSW (near Ballina, Byron Bay,Casino,Lismore), Australia.

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