Being an adult black cat and ending up in a shelter is not a good thing. According to a UC Berkeley study, black cats are unfairly stereotyped and far less likely to be adopted at animal shelters. Shelters have known this for years. When you add 'special needs' to the mix, finding a forever home becomes tenuous at best.
Middie and Dani are all of these things: adult, black, and special needs -- but unlike other black cats, they beat the odds. These beautiful cats were adopted by Tara and Ryan almost ten years ago in the Chicago area. Dani was adopted first and Middie arrived within the year (from a different shelter). The weird coincidence is that each cat had their left rear leg amputated prior to adoption. From what Tara and Ryan learned, Dani was likely hit by a car, and Middie was attacked by a coyote.
The good part is that Middie and Dani don't know they have special needs. Yes, they limp noticeably while walking, but in a full run they can go just as fast as any cat with four legs! The little princesses enjoy an indoor life of leisure, spending their days watching squirrels and birds from a sunny patio door. Often you can find them napping together as one big black fur ball. I love happy endings!