Last year I got involved with what I call my outreach projects, helping low income people who were giving away "free" kittens. In five cases, I found homes for the kittens and got the cats spayed and neutered so the cycle wouldn't continue. I still have two of these people that I'm just finishing getting the cats fixed for.
Lori at one point (before I met her) had 21 cats in her apartment. She took most of them to Animal Services, and now just has four cats. One of them is a three year old cat that was born never being able to walk properly. None of Lori's cats have ever seen a vet so Lori has just cared for her. Scratches can't use a litter box and has pretty severe mobility issues and Lori feels she just can't handle it anymore so Scratches is looking for a new home.
As soon as I saw her I thought CH (cerebellum hypoplasia) a neurological condition where the cerebellum part of the brain is underdeveloped at birth. It's non-progressive, meaning cats don't get worse, but won't necessarily get better either.
I took Scratches to my own vet and he confirmed that diagnosis. I just hope there is somebody out there who falls in love with her and is willing to take her on. She is a sweet friendly cat. It's heartbreaking to watch her try to get around. Here's a video of her that we shot last weekend: