Meet Samaria, one of the kitties from the cat colony in Bailey! Sammie is another sweetheart with Manx Syndrome. She is a small three-year-old who loves to have her head rubbed. Sam was relinquished to the shelter by her family, probably due to incontinence, the primary symptom of Manx Syndrome.
Sweet Sammie was only hours from euthanasia when the adoption coordinator remembered that we have cats at CCAS with this problem. In less than a week she was vetted, spayed and hitched a ride with a friend of the shelter from Texas to Colorado.
Sammie was one of the three cats that were missing after the fire that destroyed our home and the sanctuary. She returned after a month, emaciated but otherwise healthy. This was especially miraculous since she is one with Manx Syndrome and the temperature in December was 12 – 16 degrees most of the time she was missing. She had lost half her body weight, but has since gained it back plus some – and lots of confidence.