Cats with Cerebellar Hypoplasia

Cerebellar hypoplasia is a developmental condition in which the cerebellum of the brain fails to develop properly. The cerebellum is the portion of the brain that controls fine motor skills, balance, and coordination. The condition is not painful or contagious.

CH most often occurs when kittens are born to a mother that was/is infected, or vaccinated, against feline panleukopenia.

Most cats with cerebellar hypoplasia live completely normal lives.


Meet Darlin! Darlin was found in a dumpster and was in rough shape when she came to us. After [many] baths and some quality food and care, Darlin is 100% a darlin’. She loves to play, run & eat snacks. She has moderate CH but it doesn’t stop her from the regular kitten behaviors! Her development has exceed our expectations and she’s doing much better than we anticipated. She’s learned to manage her condition and knows her limits. She has the sweetest butt shake when she walks and is undeniably adorable. She will be ready for her forever home soon! While kittens with CH require special care, she’s an easy one to care for!

Darlin will require special care as she is not able to navigate stairways safely.