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Mariah & Midge (Special Needs Cats) Domestic Short Hair Frankenmuth, MI

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Black & White / Tuxedo, Tabby (Gray / Blue / Silver)


Quiet, Independent, Handicapped, Special Needs, Shy, Gentle
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Prefers a home without
Other cats, dogs, children, other animals.

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Meet Mariah & Midge (Special Needs Cats)

This is Mariah and Midge, two special needs cats that met and fell IN LOVE with each other at our rescue, and are looking for an accommodating home that can keep them together!

Mariah (Black and White) arrived to our rescue first, in December of 2022 as a kitten the day before Christmas Eve. Within days of her arrival to our rescue, our vet diagnosed Mariah with a disease called Feline Infectious Peritonitis, most commonly known as FIP. FIP is a rare disease that usually takes the life of the cat it infects, and currently there is not a FDA approved treatment for FIP. However, we have had 2 cats in our rescue (our office cats) who are survivors of FIP, thanks to a non-approved medication that was able to save their lives. So, Mariah immediately began treatment for 84 days, followed with 84 more days of observation. Mariah is officially a FIP survivor, and has fully recovered from FIP! We are extremely grateful to have saved her life, and are excited for her to have a long and happy life with Midge and their future family!

Midge (Silver tabby) arrived to our rescue in April of 2023. Midge was born with a paw deformity, where all 4 of her legs are disfigured. Her legs end at her elbows, and she has small little feet attached at the end. She has small toe beans and claws at the end of each foot. Midge does not have elbows, and cannot jump or climb because of her deformity. Midge is often mistaken for a munchkin cat, but Midge is NOT a munchkin, as her legs and paws are not correctly formed. Midge struggles with getting into litterboxes with high sides, cannot jump or climb stairs, and enjoys flat beds because they are easier for her to access.

Mariah and Midge met in our isolation room at Pet Angel. When they each got a turn to come out of their cages, they would gravitate toward each other and interact with each other through their cages. So, we began letting them out together. We were hesitant to have Midge with other cats, because she is unable to defend herself or easily get away from another animal, but Mariah is so gentle she would NEVER attack Midge, so we felt safe having the two together. And they quickly became the BEST of friends. Since, the two have moved in together and now reside together, living in the same 1 story cage (because Midge cannot live in a multi-story cage, like our other cats can.) The girls are often found cuddling each other and sharing beds, and truly are the best of friends! We have decided to put them up for adoption together, and are hoping they can stay together for the rest of their days!

Both Mariah and Midge are shy, quiet, gentle yet sweet! They would enjoy your attention, but aren’t going to seek you out right away. They will take some time to adjust to their new environment, but we know that once they get comfortable and get to know their new owner, they will just BLOOM into their true, loving personalities!
Mariah is as round as she is long, because she just LOVES food (a little too much, if we’re being honest) She loves to have her chin scratched, and would love to sit on the couch with you and watch TV all night long! She would be a big fan of watching birds out your window, and would love to sleep on your lap at night! Midge adores chin scratches, loves to roll over for belly rubs (when she is comfortable with you) and always is trying to get in bed with Mariah! She is quiet and shy, but she will bloom once she gets to know you- we just know it!

As a FIP Survivor, Mariah does not require any extra care moving forward in life, outside a regular vet check up once a year. It would be important that her future family keeps her as an indoor only cat for the rest of her life, as she was immune compromised when she had FIP and it would be dangerous for her to be outdoors. Other than that, she could benefit from a feeding schedule is all ;)

Midge will require accommodations throughout her future home to be able to make it suitable for her. Essentially, Midge lives on “flat land.” Midge is unable to jump due to her leg deformity, and she is also unable to use stairs of any kind. She would need pet ramps to be set up throughout the home. If you have a multi-story house, Midge will only be able to be on one story and wouldn’t be able to utilize the stairs unless a small ramp was installed on the side of the steps for her (like a 2x4 wrapped in carpet laying on the side of the stairs.) She would also need ramps installed to be able to get onto the couch, bed, or to look out a window. Midge also requires a litterbox with a low side, as she is unable to get into normal litterboxes (but Pet Angel has one she currently uses, and we would send it home with her, as well as give the link to the same litterbox to her forever family so they could purchase the litterbox for her before bringing her home.) Due to her limitations, Midge needs to be a strictly indoor only cat, and is required to see the vet at LEAST once a year for the rest of her life to ensure that she is still healthy. Midge and Mariah are only able to be adopted within the state of Michigan, as Pet Angel is unable to do adoptions outside the state lines of Michigan.

Midge and Mariah only like each other, and wouldn’t do well in a home with other cats, dogs, or children. They are shy, quiet, reserved cats who would bloom in a quiet home where they are the only animals. They are hoping for a family who will make accommodations in their home so Midge may be able to live her life to its fullest potential, and they will be able to remain together! Both Midge and Mariah are fixed, microchipped, up to date on all their shots, and negative for FIV/FELV. If you are an accommodating owner who is willing to make modifications to your home for Midge and Mariah to join your family, please submit an application to meet them at

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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Adult
  • Female