You might recall that a while back, I donated some of the proceeds of my December book sales to Tabby’s Place, the fantastic Ringoes, NJ-based cat sanctuary that cares for many special needs kitties. I briefly mentioned Tashi in one of my posts. He was rescued from an Ohio feral colony as a kitten when the cats’ caretakers realized he was incontinent and couldn’t use his back legs. Best Friends Animal Sanctuary recommended that the colony volunteers contact Tabby’s Place, and the little guy found a new home. He may not be able to walk too well, but he certainly has had no problem winning the hearts of everyone at the sanctuary! His lively, mischievous personality can’t be held back! He’s been at Tabby’s Place for a little over a year now and is living proof that nothing can hold a good cat back. Who knows? There may even be a family out there who could handle his special needs! Check out this recent video of Tashi as he plays outside and enjoys the New Jersey winter — honestly, how could you say no to this kitty?
Tashi’s best friend these days is Dave, a special needs kitten who was born in the fall of 2009. He’s a wild little boy who doesn’t seem to know, or care that Tashi’s back legs aren’t all they could be (maybe that’s because Tashi himself doesn’t seem to notice!). Unfortunately, this active kitty has a host of physical challenges — chronic kidney disease (something usually only seen in elderly cats), and some nasty gastrointestinal issues to accompany it. He needs a special diet and medication (and luckily, he actually likes the medicines’ flavors!), and monthly blood work. The people at Tabby’s Place are hoping that his kidney condition will normalize over time, and that he will find a great home. Watch Dave and Tashi playing together — they are an amazing pair!
Until they find forever homes, Tabby’s Place has a lot of bills to pay to keep Tashi and Dave healthy. Can you help?