February 25th, 2005, 06:26 PM
Was talking to a wonderful lady today, and she ended up telling me she was looking to adopt a Manx cat. I'd never heard of them (they have no tails) but thought maybe in one of the many shelters and foster homes, someone might have one.
She loves them and is willing to rescue one, no matter the color, age or sex.
If anyone knows of one, you can e-mail me at email@example.com (as I don't come here too often, I still get lost and confused... Age, I tell you it's creeping up on me :yuck: )
February 26th, 2005, 01:59 PM
I would reccomend a Manx over 6 months old because the bowel problems associated with taillessness can first appear up to four months of age. A Manx, by the way, is a specific breed of cat with a certain body type. Many people just call tailless cats Manxes. If she is looking for just a tailless cat, which is due to a genetic mutation, check out this one in Ontario:
Siamese Manx (http://www.petfinder.com/pet.cgi?action=2&pet=4066354&adTarget=468catgeneral&SessionID=4220c593478ea0c7-app3&display=&preview=1&row=0&tmpl=&stat=)
Tailless cats are relatively rare and should never be bred.
Harry (tailless tabby/Maine Coon mix)
Egg (tailless Siamese/tabby mix)
February 26th, 2005, 06:44 PM
No, this lady knows the breed very well, she already has one. She is very educated on the subject, and she specifically is looking for a Manx. Tells me she has never seen one yet in a shelter (here in Montreal, at least).
February 26th, 2005, 06:58 PM
She should try manxalotrescue.org in the US or she can Google Manx breeders as sometimes they offer "retired" purebred show cats for adoption.
February 26th, 2005, 07:04 PM
Tells me she has never seen one yet in a shelter (here in Montreal, at least).
Too bad this wasn't last year. We had TWO litters (11 kittens in all) of the most scrumptious Manx kittens you ever saw. Only one died, and one had the problems Lisa speaks of.
You might contact Sasha's Purebred Den on Petfinder. They get all kinds of purebreds, but have no Manx at the moment.
February 27th, 2005, 12:46 PM
Such a shame. I will keep an eye on Sasha's Den site.