Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hind Over Matter: Tashi the paraplegic kitten learns to walk!


Go Tashi! Here's a hopeful tale from our own neck of the woods:

RINGOES, N.J. -- A medical marvel in more ways than one, Tashi the kitten was born with a congenital spinal cord condition that paralyzed his hind legs. But Tashi, unaware of his handicap, is still making every effort to walk.

Rescued from a feral cat colony in Ohio, nearly 6-month-old Tashi recently arrived at Tabby's Place, a cage-free cat sanctuary in Ringoes.

"Everyone was very excited about Tashi coming," said Tabby's Place founder, Jonathan Rosenberg.

Tabby's Place specializes in finding homes for cats in desperate circumstances. If not placed, cats like Tashi can remain at the New Jersey facility for life.

"Just having these cats here and being able to help them is really why we do this," Rosenberg said.

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