Paralyzed dogs and cats in Greece usually have been the victims of the common “hit and run”. Especially when it comes to cats, drivers rarely try to avoid one – a cat does not do that much damage to a car anyway..
This was probably what happened to Cassie, a young ten-month-old kitten that was found crawling on the streets of Larissa, in central Greece. She was emaciated and terrified.
Apart from the terrible pain she was in, her body was covered in wounds full of worms, probably because she had been crawling for days, looking for food, shelter, and water (no, nobody helped her, nobody ever does).
Cassie was rescued by a volunteer of the local charity and was transferred to the clinic. The X-rays showed that she had suffered a spinal fracture, with ventrodorsal & laterolater dislocation – meaning that her spine literally broke in two. Her spinal cord is ruptured and Cassie will not be able to walk again.
Cassie’s wounds were treated, she received oral and local antibiotics, and she was placed in a foster home where she recovered from the shock and started revealing her sweet temper.
Recently she tested her new wheelchair and she loves it! You can check her video here. Despite her paralysis, she can have a normal life, and the good news is that she does not suffer from incontinence. According to her foster mum, she is an unstoppable purring machine! She is a very human centered cat who loves to cuddle.
Cassie is looking for a forever home, and she deserves one! If you wish to adopt her, you can email the charity at: [email protected] or message their Facebook page. Donations are always welcome. Visit Cassie’s entire photo album here.