Unfortunately, there was and still is a lot of misinformation given about felines with CH and each year a large number of felines are unnecessarily euthanized because veterinarians and owners do not know the facts about CH.
Columbia, SC (PRWEB) July 15, 2010
Announcing the relaunch of the CH Kitty Club at http://www.CHKittyClub.com. The CH Kitty Club is one of the only websites where owners of kittens and cats with cerebellar hypoplasia (CH), a neurological condition affecting a feline’s motor coordination, can seek knowledge, advice and support from a community of CH cat owners. The CH Kitty Club launched in 1997 but underwent a recent upgrade that was revealed today to offer its members a more efficient and user-friendly way to share tips, stories and advice.
Founder, Elizabeth Holochwost, first came up with the idea to launch the CH Kitty Club after finding there was limited information about CH felines in the veterinarians’ offices as well as on the web, “Unfortunately, there was and still is a lot of misinformation given about felines with CH and each year a large number of felines are unnecessarily euthanized because veterinarians and owners do not know the facts about CH.”
While the physical side effects of CH can be overwhelming for people unaware of the disorder, cats suffer no pain from the condition and are expected to live a full life. “As a CH cat owner, I was overwhelmed by the number of stories coming in from other CH cat owners on how many veterinarians were telling them to euthanize these lovable and extremely adaptable animals,” said Elizabeth.
Some of the new features on the site include a live chat, a video section and an adoption page. Neal Helman, the website developer, said, “We wanted to offer a place where we can learn and grow from each others experience. The “Member’s Showcase” section continues to be the pulse of the site, where we share tips and encourage cat lovers to adopt CH cats.”
With only a few dozen members in its first year, the CH Kitty Club has now grown to over 1,000 members. Many of the members of the group are veterinarian technicians or rescue workers, in addition to everyday CH cat owners ranging from several years experience to new CH parents. The website stays afloat through its members’ time and dedication as well as donations.
For more information about the CH Kitty Club, http://www.CHKittyClub.com or about cerebellar hypoplasia in cats, please contact Elizabeth Holochwost at lizziebarrett(at)gmail(dot)com.
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