Sunday, August 28, 2011

Horatio The 3 Legged Cat from Kentucky

Friends, I apologize for the delay in my post as Hurricane Irene had me occupied yesterday. Today I would like to share my friend, Mary, and her three legged rescue kitten, Horatio. Mary has several rescue cats in her home, and one day heard a terrible screaming from a ditch near her home. She went to investigate and found a small gray kitten bleeding with a back right leg hanging off. Mary took the kitten home, as she is a nurse, and got him warm and stable to take to her vet office. Horatio had been shot, and sustained a serious fracture which would require the removal of the leg. Plus his kidneys had been hit the bullet and he had blood in his urine. Mary did not have the funds for such an expensive surgery, but with the power of Chip Ins and Facebook, the money was raised in less than 48 hours for the surgery. Horatio is now home and recovering very well under Mary's care. His staples are out, and he moves quickly, learning to not let his disability hinder his life. He chases the other cats, plays, and takes the stairs as if he had 4 legs. We can all learn a lesson from Horatio, first, never give up on a life. It may seem daunting, but ask for help. Horatio is a living testament of this. Second, do not let a disability take away from life, enjoy, play, love yourself for who you are, never let anyone make you feel different! Third, Mary never gave up on Horatio, and never had a second thought about helping this kitten who would have died in the ditch. Try to help an animal, make a call, stop at a vets, or a shelter, but never turn your back on an animal in need. Special needs animals can teach us so many lessons, and they in turn, show us just how normal their lives can be.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Special Needs Pets & Their People

This is my first in a weekly post about Special Needs Pets. Moki and pets like him are an inspiration to me every day. I volunteer at Animals in Distress, located in Limeport, PA. We are a no-kill shelter, and we have two spokescats, Spook Cat and Eli. Both are paralyzed in their hind legs, both have a playpen for daily living, and a special crate for night time. Eli has learned to use a cart for better mobility! I tell each adult and child who visits of their stories, Spook was hit by a car, and Eli was used as target practice in a terrible apartment building. Even with such harsh pasts, they are sweet boys, playful and loving to all who visit. They have daily needs and can never be adopted out unless the person has skills and time to care for them 24/7. Every day, they are sweet, hold no ill will to their care givers who prod and clean them daily, make us laugh with their tricks and truly inspire me to accept others for who they are inside, not what makes them different outside. To see Eli move along with his cart his thrilling; any child who sees him can think, Hey, I can get up and try to walk too! Never judge a special needs pet or person from the outside, take a moment to get to know them; you will have a friend for life!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Is It Time For Your Shelter To Redesign Their Website?

In today's social media driven world it is more important than ever to pay attention to your online presence. Your website says a lot about your organization and a poorly designed website might not be saying the right thing about you or your organization. If your website contains small print, no pictures of your facilities or your animals, no donation button above the fold (the area of the website shown before one has to hit the scroll bar to scroll down,) and is severely lacking in the display of social media buttons, then it might be time to consider revamping your site...
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Friday, August 12, 2011

Speed Dating For Dogs

Yup you read that right, speed dating for dogs. Bring on the wine, bring on the cheese, and expect to bring home a furry date...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Dangers Of OTC Flea and Tick Medication

We ask that you please take a moment to watch the videos displayed below to learn more about why over the counter flea and tick medications are dangerous and what they can do to your pet...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wobbly Wednesday: Introducing Lulu

My name is Lulu. I is a cute kitten and I has CH, which be's short for Cerebellar Hypoplasia. I no lets it slows me down thoughs as you can sees. I still luvs to plays...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Just Something To Make Yous Smile

Funny Pictures

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday's With Moki

So der be's a few things happening in me's life which I would likes to shares with you all's dis week. Da first thing be's me's physical rehabs appointment last Friday. Mommy and I was running reals late to me's appointment cause we's got stucks in lots and lots of traffic due to all da road construction going on around da bay area. We actually ended up being about 20-25 minutes late to our 45 min appointment at Scout's House. Since we's be running so lates to our appointment we hads a berry shorts session but it all be's goodie cause we hads more dan enough times to do's me's hydrotherapies which seems to be one of da treatments I be's besty at's. So I's spent a full eight minutes on da water threadmill after which I received my's laser therapy. Below be's some of da pics from last Friday's physical rehabs session.

In other news I would likes to tells you alls about an auction I is having on Facebook. Da auction has many great items up for bids, be's to raise money for all me's medical expenses, and will runs from 12:01 am, Aug. 4th thru 9:00 pm (pacific time), Aug. 13th. If you would likes to stop by's and checks out da auction just clicks on da Facebook link above.

Der are tons of great items up for bids like dis adorable sweatshirt which was donated by

And dis cool Cat Von Scratchula VAMPIRE CAT print which was donated by Deborah V.

So stops by's and checks it out if you gets a chance.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saving Sunday - Present's Ed

This week on "Saving Sunday," we would like to introduce you to a kitten named Ed. Ed was born with some neurological damage and is currently looking for the purfect furever home!
Per Petfinder, "despite Ed's unsteadiness he manages to get around, it just takes him a little bit longer. Ed also likes to play with his siblings and is able to use the litter box."

If you would like to learn more about Ed, or think that you can give him the purfect forever home, please visit Petfinder at: or call "Forever Home Cat Rescue," in Foothill Ranch, CA at 949-829-0036.

Welcome Message

Hello everyone, welcome to our new blog! This new blog has been designed as a way of getting more people involved with the special needs pet community. We would like this blog to be a collaborative piece of work so we are therefore hoping to find several pet bloggers interested in becoming regular contributors or guest authors for this blog. We are currently looking for people to write about the following topics on the following days:

Tuesday Tails - A weekly blog posting dedicated to fun, heart warming stories about special needs pets.
Wobbly Wednesday - A weekly blog posting which features wobbly cat stories.
Saving Sunday - A weekly blog posting dedicated to finding a neurologically challenged cat or kitten a loving furever home.

If you would like to write for this blog, and help us continue to spread Moki's message about special needs pets, please email us at