These cats don’t let their disabilities or conditions stop them from loving their humans, but it is often because of what some few as defects that these cats are overlooked at shelters.

Special needs pets present a special challenge for shelters and rescue organizations, sometimes requiring extra attention, medications or a little extra help with basic needs such as potty time and eating. But for the right individual or family with love and patience, these cats could make a beautiful companion.

Check out these five cats looking for their forever homes in Buffalo, NY, via Petfinder.com.

"He is FIV+ and healthy. One of his sons was adopted, now it is his turn to find a special home. He's a beautiful, mellow man and will greet us volunteers at the door when we come to visit," via Petfinder.com.

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"Chip Loves attention! Gets along great with other cats. Chip is FIV+, but in good health," via Petfinder.com

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"Leonard is a young, FIV+, healthy male. He needs a home where he can be fed a special diet. He is in a foster home, but needs a forever home!!! He also has many, many toes," via Petfinder.com

The Ten Lives Club

"4-year-old FIV+ black male with a white chest patch," via Petfinder.com

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"Spike was a stray being fed by a nice person who had him neutered and surrendered him to us. Hopefully we can find the perfect home for this boy! He is FIV+ and a very healthy, big boy," via Petfinder.com.