Say hello to Izzabella, an 8.5-year-old flame point Manx-Siamese! Izzy was one of a litter of kittens born with Manx Syndrome, similar to spinabifida in humans. All of her litter mates died soon after birth. Fortunately for Izzy (and us!), the breeder chose to bring her to the shelter instead of having her euthanized.
Manx-Syndrome is a genetic disorder that results in cats being born without the last two vertebrae. Izzy looks normal other than having no tail. She can walk, run and play all day long. However, due to nerve damage, she is unable . . .