Special Needs Cat

Malvi is a shy but very sweet cat who was a long-time resident of the PAWS Cattery annex before she had to be isolated in the Sick Bay for eosinophilic granuloma complex, or EGC, an inflammatory skin problem that often affects immunocompromised cats.

Like most orphaned kittens, Malvi may have gone through prolonged periods of hunger, resulting in the malnutrition that made her vulnerable to illnesses like EGC. In her case, the itchiness of her EGC affected her upper lip, which she licked and scratched until the skin wore away. This explains why Malvi’s upper muzzle looks a little thin.

Furthermore, Malvi’s EGC was only exacerbated by the stress of being in a crowded cattery, where she was also easily intimidated by the healthier and rowdier cats. As a result, Malvi also lost weight as her EGC progressed. While isolation in the Sick Bay may have helped her regain weight and stopped the inflammation in her muzzle, it would ultimately be better for her to retire at our sanctuary, where she could have the space and attention she direly needed.


Special Needs Cat

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Become Malvi's BFF

This shy girl is not demanding at all. She just wants some peace and quiet, and a ready supply of head scratches when she comes out of hiding . She doesn’t mind perching on a high spot away from her rowdy siblings, but she prefers soft beds, tunnels, and hidey houses where she can nap in peace. 

Malvi's Wishlist

  • Cat kibble
  • Wet cat food
  • Ciao Churu
  • Cat bed
  • Hidey house
  • Cat tunnel
  • Boxes
  • Old towels

When you become Malvi's BFF, you will receive monthly newsletters with updates on her well-being. You may also request for a 5-minute Zoom call so you can see how she's doing.

Rescue Story

Malvi was found as a tiny, flea-infested kitten at Manhattan Parkview, a condominium complex in Quezon City. To add to her complications, Malvi also had an umbilical hernia at the time of her rescue that needed urgent surgery.

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