WASHINGTON -- Second Chance needs a second chance. The affectionate seven-month-old kitten came into the Washington Animal Rescue League with a broken leg that needed to be amputated. The little guy is now recovered and looking for a family to bring him home.

Two-year-old Zale has Feline Immuno-deficiency Virus. 12-year-old pup Adelia is on the older side of life. Two-month-old kitten Petunia has an eye infection that is in the process of healing.

Most of the gorgeous fluffballs -- mostly cats -- in this week's mix have some trait that makes them hard to place in new adoptive homes. What all these animals have in abundance is affection and love to give a new owner.

Take a look -- and let us know if you bring one of these babies home!

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  • Nerola

    Nerola is a 2-month-old tortoiseshell kitten who was brought to the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a> with her sister Petunia by someone who found them but could not care for them. Both are the sweetest, most affectionate little girls, who love to hug and snuggle! Nerola has a slightly cloudy eye, the result of a viral eye infection, which she is currently being treated for. Until she's given the medical "all clear," which could take a couple of weeks, she should be kept away from other cats. Find out more from <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">WARL</a>.

  • Petunia

    Petunia is a 2-month-old gray domestic shorthaired kitten who was brought to the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a> with her sister Nerola by someone who found them but could not care for them. Both are the sweetest, most affectionate little girls, who love to hug and snuggle! One of Petunia's eyes squints slightly, the result of a viral eye infection, for which she is currently receiving treatment. Until she's given the medical "all clear," which could take a couple of weeks, she should be kept away from other cats. Find out more from <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">WARL</a>.

  • Adelia

    Adelia actually is pretty perfect...except by the ageist standards of 21st-century society. At 12 years old, this sweet beagle falls into a category of canines often overlooked by potential adopters for no other reason except the length of time they've lived. But as anyone who has adopted an older dog will tell you, these senior citizens still have plenty to give! In Adelia's case, that includes a cheerful, loveable disposition and a desire to please. Because she's well past the energetic puppy stage, her physical activity needs are low: a nice walk or two and perhaps a short game of fetch. And with the exception of some minor skin issues for which she's being treated, she has no medical problems. We should all be so lucky! Find out more from the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a>.

  • Mister

    Meet Mister. This 5-year-old brown tabby currently living in a <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a> foster home is a truly special boy. First and foremost, this large, handsome cat is an absolute love bug who wants nothing more than to socialize. He adores having his incredibly soft fur stroked and will curl up in your lap for a quick cat nap when the opportunity arises. You simply couldn't find a nicer cat. Mister is also a "special" needs cat because he is FIV positive. This does NOT mean he's unadoptable! What it does mean is that his immune system is not as effective as that of most other cats so his overall health should be monitored more closely. With appropriate veterinary care, he could easily live to 15 years or more. Although Mister cannot transmit his illness to dogs or people, he could "share" it with another cat, so he needs a home where he can live by himself...or with another FIV-positive feline. Either way, he's sure to bring joy to the lucky person who adopts him. Find out more from <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">WARL</a>.

  • Goat

    This pretty 3-year-old girl was "on the street" for a year or so, having left a home where she got minimal care. She found her way to her rescuer's home where two male cats are in residence Even though Goat brought with her the feral-like behaviors of extreme skittishness, wariness of people and hiding from anyone but her rescuer, she has bonded with her rescuer and is quite relaxed. At times, she lets the boys know to keep their distance. Because she is a lap cat when the others aren't around and she purrs and flirts and is content to hang out as long as she can, we believe that Goat has the potential to be a wonderful loving cat for the right person or persons. We think Goat needs a quiet environment and patient, loving attention. She will need to be reassured, perhaps coaxed not to hide at first and we believe Goat wants and needs a mellow loving home where she'll get lots of affection and understanding. This beauty will reward her person or persons with her flirtations and look to them with love through those gorgeous blue/green eyes. Contact <a href="http://www.tailshigh.org/home/" target="_hplink">Tails High</a> at 703-819-5240 or via email at Meow@TailsHigh.org if you think you can provide a good loving home for Goat.

  • Zale

    Zale is a stunning 2-year-old Siamese cross at the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a> who may have FIV. She will be retested soon to clarify ambiguous initial test results. Even if Zale is actually FIV positive, she is still adoptable! Zale would need to be an only cat or share her home with another FIV-positive feline. Her only other requirements would be appropriate veterinary care and monitoring because of her less-than-perfect immune system. Find out more from <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">WARL</a>.

  • Blue

    This beautiful and feisty young girl may be considered as having special needs by some but others may just consider her to have a strong personality. Blue was rescued from outside after being abandoned when her last humans moved away. The neighbors said they were able to pet her and she was social with them until the neighborhood ferals started picking on her. After not too long, Blue was rescued, spayed, and once again brought inside. She was a scared girl who would chase and bite her tail when she was upset. Blue's rescuer worked with her to the point where Blue trusted humans again and then she went off to a foster family where she got some good attention from multiple people. Blue has started playing -- she loves her tunnel, a wiggly string, a laser light, balls, and boxes. She also likes to sit next to her foster family members as they relax watching TV. So, now the sort of special needs part: Blue absolutely hates other cats. We've tried calm, non-aggressive adults and kittens. She just hates them all! While she can be picked up and petted, Blue prefers things on her own terms and she'll need a person or family who will love her for who she is but also be patient enough to slowly teach her more about love and trust while gently pushing her limits. Contact Tails High at 703-819-5240 or via email Meow@TailsHigh.org if you'd like to give Blue a chance to be your special girl.

  • Second Chance

    Second Chance is a 7-month-old orange tabby who was brought to the <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">Washington Animal Rescue League</a> with a severely broken front leg, which veterinarians decided to amputate. Despite his "tripawd" status, this loveable little guy is getting on with life as if nothing had happened. He's extremely affectionate and ready to take on the world with a loving human companion. Find out more from <a href="http://warl.org/" target="_hplink">WARL</a>.

  • Misty-Bella

    Misty-Bella, a big name for a small homeless cat. Since this sweetie was abandoned she has been living outside, fed by compassionate neighbors. Sadly, when she was recently vetted, Misty-Bella tested positive for <a href="http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/felv.html" target="_hplink">Feline Leukemia</a>. Misty-Bella is very affectionate and would make a good match with any cat lover. Her foster mom says she is a cuddle bug who loves to be petted, Get in touch with <a href="http://www.tailshigh.org/home/" target="_hplink">Tails High</a> at 703-819-5240 or via email Meow@TailsHigh.org if you'd like to give Misty-Bella a chance to be your special girl.

This week's adoptable animals come from the Washington Animal Rescue League and Tails High. We are always happy to hear from D.C. area rescue groups -- email dc-tips@huffingtonpost.com.

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