A Himalayan named Twiggy is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Himalayan / Manx / Mixed (long coat)
Primary Breed: Himalayan
Secondary Breed: Manx
Age: Adult
Color: Blue
Sex: Female

It takes some time to build a relationship with Twiggy, but once you do, you'll find her to be kind and sweet. She is very affectionate and will sit on your lap endlessly, whether you're reading a book or brushing her. She loves laser lights, string toys, catnip, toys that jingle, and scratching posts. She does not like other cats. She is in a foster home with a dog, but he pretty much ignores her.

Born in 2015, this beautiful girl came from a shelter in northern Utah. Twiggy has Manx syndrome, which causes her back end to not work the way it should. She has some mobility issues, and she's on a diet of wet and dry food mixed to keep her stools regular. Because of her mobility issues, she needs low furniture to lie on. Twiggy is a challenge initially, but it is so worth the reward of getting to know her.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.