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Our featured cat for The River's Purrfect Friday: Kamoze

Here's what Dr. Jen had to say about Kamoze:

Here comes the Hot Stepper! The beginning of November, 2010, brought a very special boy to the doorstep of CSNIP volunteer Char Kruzich: an 18-month-old, outrageously-handsome orange tabby (born in May of 2009) with Cerebellar Hypoplasia. Since we do not know his history, we don't know if Kamoze's mom was vaccinated while she was pregnant, or if he was exposed to feline distemper within the first two weeks of his life and survived (which is less likely), but we do know that the virus affected his gait. As with all CH cats, Kamoze suffers from an ataxic gait and twitching called intention tremors. When he is still, there is a slight back and forth movement to him, but when he is moving you can really see his exaggerated gait.
Now, don't feel too badly for him, as he moseys along just fine and doesn't know any different; his handicap isn't really bothersome to him as that is all he knows. Now we know he has some limitations, so he was allowed to roam the intake room from the get-go, as he isn't able to manipulate and maneuver jumps too well. He is an extremely friendly, outgoing, 11-pound fella who is really liking his new indoor digs and the special celebrity attention he has gained for being such a trooper! I am not sure how he will do in a house with steps, as we don't have conventional steps in our shelter, but rather climbing staircases attached to the walls; time will tell how well he conquers this challenge, but if any cat is up for it, it is him!

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