When Sam Tochtop's ex decided they needed two cats, fate intervened the very next day when a friend found two kittens following a storm. As the kittens grew, it became apparent Scooter had mobility issues due to a spine deformity. In spite of being told he should put the cat down, Sam, who had not been a fan of cats to start, disagreed and, instead, has built his home, and … [Read more...] about Viral Video: Med Student Head Over Heels for his Special Needs Cat
It can be difficult, sometimes, to find others who understand you when you may be a bit different, but when those differences are acknowledged and celebrated by those who care and appreciate the value of each and every living thing, amazing things can happen. When Shriner's Hospital in the Twin Cities got a call from New Day Pet Rescue about a three-legged kitten … [Read more...] about Girl and Kitten Amputees Find Special Bond
Maya may look a little different, but that is okay for her and her family who love everything about her. She has an extra chromosome, giving her a disorder that is similar to Down Syndrome. Though she sneezes a lot and her vision isn't great, Maya is proof that every creature, four-legged or two-legged is special, bringing joy to the world. If you want to see more of sweet … [Read more...] about Maya May Have a Disorder, But it Doesn’t Slow This Adorable Kitty Down!
When Riley arrived at Kern County Animal Services, Angela Stevens, the rescue coordinator for the organization told Elizabeth Sanchez of The Bakersfield Californian, "(Riley) came in with legs that were like rubber." The tiny tabby was first introduced on Facebook, wearing splints on his legs. Sweet little Riley. This little boy came in several weeks ago with his mom … [Read more...] about Deformed Feet Will Not Slow Riley Down Seeking a Forever Home
This adorable 3-month old kitten may look like she is burning up the dance floor, but she really has a neurological disorder that has similarities to cerebral palsy. While it is not life-threatening, it will also not get any worse. "A lot of people are really interested in this cat so I expect she won't be around too much longer here. Today a lot of people called interested … [Read more...] about “Twerk” May Have Special Needs, but it Won’t Slow Her Down