Baby Potato Litter – Turnip &Taro – Special Needs

Names:  Turnip (M), Taro (F)

Age:     8 months

Breed: DSH

Due to their positive feline leukemia virus, the kittens in this litter will need to be the only cats in the home, but they will fill any home with purrs, love, and laughter. Please consider giving one or more of these kittens the loving home that they deserve.

All of the kittens in this litter have tested positive for Feline Leukemia.  Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a retrovirus belonging to the coronavirus subfamily, which means it is a cancer-causing virus. FeLV can cause severe anemia and suppress the immune system, leaving the cat vulnerable to a variety of opportunistic diseases. FeLV is not transmissible to humans.

8 months old Taro and Turnip are still looking for homes.
Each of these cats are beautiful and affectionate. They are playful, mischievous, and loving. Unfortunately, they were also born to a feline leukemia positive mom, which in turn got them the same diagnosis. This means their lives will likely be short. How short? We don't know for certain. 1-3 years is a reasonable guess but some cats do live longer and cats with FeLV are usually pretty healthy, until they aren’t. We can’t predict their future. But what we do know is that currently these are some of THE sweetest, most attention craving, adorable, loud purring, happy, snuggly cats you could ever meet. And yet they are still waiting.
 Taro and Turnip need someone (or a few someones) to see them and not just their diagnosis… Someone who wants to love and be loved. Someone who understands that love doesn’t come with guarantees. Someone who knows that being together is everything… no matter how short, or long, that may be.

Taro – Baby potato Taro will have you laughing, and missing many online work meetings as she sits in front of your screen, scratching to get inside while following the mouse and the person on the screen. She loves stealing and playing with tissues, and thoroughly enjoys tearing them up like the little house panther she is. She wakes up from naps with the squeakiest meow looking for you to pick her up and cuddle. Taro would love to go home with any of her siblings.

Turnip – A perfect tuxedo with a perfect white chin beard. Turnip adores being held, and cuddling with his siblings. He plays the big brother role and grooms his siblings until he finally dozes off. Turnip is a big boy with a big appetite for food, and love. His gazes into your eyes will melt right through your heart. Turnip would love to go home with any of his siblings but holds a closer bond with Yam.

To find out more or to make a special appointment to meet the baby potato litter, please fill out the application at If you have an approved application, you can simply send an e-mail to

Adoptions are now done by appointment only. Email for more info and an appointment.

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