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The Cat Coalition of Edmond, Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Oklahoma host Paws with Flaws cat adoption

The Paws with Flaws adoption for special needs cats will be at Petco on Saturday.
by Matt Patterson Published: May 29, 2014

Sometimes it’s hard for rescue organizations to find homes for cats, but it’s even more difficult to find a home for a cat with a special need.

Two local groups are hoping to change that with the first-ever Paws with Flaws cat adoption from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Petco, 7001 Northwest Expressway.

The event is the combined effort of The Cat Coalition of Edmond and Pet Adoption and Welfare Services of Oklahoma.

“We rescue pets from both individuals and shelters,” said Mary Kramolowsky of Pet Adoption and Welfare Service of Oklahoma. “Sometimes they come with issues that a lot of shelters would euthanize them for. They do that because they have a big environment so we understand, but we wanted to do something that would focus solely on getting those cats adopted to good homes.”

There will be about a dozen cats available for adoption. One is blind, one has a collapsed lung and several more have food allergies. Another has tested positive for feline immunodeficiency virus.

But those limitations don’t mean they can’t live normal lives. FIV is only transmittable to other cats, so they would be required to be indoor-only cats. The same would apply to cats who are blind.

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by Matt Patterson
Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun....
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