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Sponsor a Special Needs Cat

Sponsor a Special Needs Cat
When you sponsor a cat at Brigid's Crossing,
you are helping save a life.

Some of our cats are not as easily adoptable because of medical conditions and or behavioral problems. Our commitment to them is to provide the best possible care, food, medical attention, shelter and unconditional love for the rest of their natural lives. Sponsoring a cat whose story touched your life, helps to offset the costs of their care and creates a unique bond for you and your sponsor cat. The bond formed through Sponsorship is one that keeps you connected to the progress of your special friend and gives you the rare opportunity to witness their growth over time.

Sponsor a Special Needs Cat

These are our beautiful special needs cats needing sponsors. It takes a special person to take a special cat under their wing. Our special needs cats include those that are FIV+, FELV, Blind, Missing a Limb, Senior, Black, cats and kittens that are especially challenged in finding a forever home. Hearts indicate a sponsored cat. Click on a cat photo to read more about them.

  • Annabell

  • Arthur

  • Bentley
    Bentley is sponsored by Sandy Z

  • Betsy
    Betsy is sponsored by Marie & Pat Pizza

  • Boots

  • Dharma
    Dharma is sponsored by Anonymous

  • Enzo

  • Francis
    Francis is sponsored by Kari Free

  • Gwen
    Gwen is sponsored by Linda C CarlsonGwen is sponsored by Anonymous

  • Jessie
    Jessie is sponsored by Jamie Williams

  • Jimmy

  • Licorice
    Licorice is sponsored by Michael A. Lutes

  • Lucky
    Lucky is sponsored by Anita WrightLucky is sponsored by Jenny Ellis

  • Marvin
    Marvin is sponsored by Michael Lutes

  • Midnight
    Midnight is sponsored by Michelle Manta

  • Mr Harris
    Mr Harris
    Mr Harris is sponsored by Joy Van Ornum

  • Oreo
    Oreo is sponsored by Jari Georgia

  • Oscar
    Oscar is sponsored by Tracie Martens

  • Patsy2
    Patsy2 is sponsored by Lauren and her Nana

  • Princess

  • Raisen
    Raisen is sponsored by Linda C Carlson

  • Sammy
    Sammy is sponsored by Carin Kahgan

  • Savannah

  • Thor

  • Tori
    Tori is sponsored by Catherine Karaim

  • Tulip
    Tulip is sponsored by Michael Lutes

  • Twiggy
    Twiggy is sponsored by Linnea Sinclair

Donate to Sponsor Multiple Cats

You can sponsor as many feline friends as you like with either a one-time donation or a recurring monthly donation. Sponsor a cat as a gift or a tribute in honor or memory of a loved one.

Virtual adoption
can be a rewarding experience.

What makes a cat "special needs"?

Also called "less adoptable", these cats tend to spend more time in shelters waiting for their forever homes. Brigid's Crossing in many cases is a rescue of "last resort". We take in some of the very neediest of homeless animals, the abused, the abandoned, the elderly, the ill. We care and love these animals for as long as it takes to find them homes of their own. A "special needs" cat would love a home of their own, they need a very "special" human to adopt them. While they wait, these kitties are cared for in a cage-free loving environment, provided the best quality care, food, and shelter.

What is FIV?

FIV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. It's a lentivirus, meaning that it progresses very slowly, gradually affecting a cat's immune system. It is passed through blood transfusions and through serious, penetrating bite wounds—mainly by stray, intact tom cats. The most well-known lentivirus in humans is HIV. But the two are not at all the same, and you can't get FIV from a cat. In fact, the only thing about FIV that you can catch is a bad case of the rumors. Despite what many people think, cats with this condition can live perfectly long, happy, healthy lives.

Knowing what we now do of the prolonged nature of the condition, euthanasia is totally inappropriate and inhumane. Being killed in a road accident is a far higher risk for a cat than FIV.

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What is Feline Leukaemia (FeLV)?

Firstly, FeLV (Feline Leukaemia) should NOT be confused with FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)—they are two very different viruses. They are often mentioned together due to the 'snap' tests carried out by vets, but they differ greatly in how they affect a cat, and their expected lifespan. FeLV is a serious risk to a cat's health and longevity, whereas FIV is not.

Like FIV, the feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) belongs to a group of viruses called 'retroviruses', but to different families within the group. Both are long-term viruses which compromise a cat's immune system, leaving him more susceptible to other infections. In addition, FeLV also causes tumours in 20-30% of infected cats.

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More Info

Learn more about cats in our section Resources & Education


Brigid's Crossing Foundation
PO Box 9086
Naples, FL 34101-9086
Ph (239) 825-3322

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