Willa the Special Kitty, Never Gives Up on Life

Meet Willa, a very special kitty who never gives up on life despite all adversity. She is paraplegic, but with a lot of care and love from the volunteers of Tenth Life, Willa is slowly regaining feeling in her legs.

“By looking at her beautiful face, you’d never know how special she is. This lovely little lady is paralyzed! Willa was found near a bar in IL, and her rescuer knew she could never survive on her own in the outdoors, but needed Tenth Life’s help due to the kitty’s special needs,” wrote Tenth Life on their Facebook.

“Willa moved her right leg today! We were rubbing her muscles and flexing the joints (which are VERY stiff) and she bent her leg on her own, multiple times with the same stimulus – rubbing around the joint. I can also say that she definitely has SOME feeling in both legs, although I don’t know how much,” her fosterer reported.

“She is extremely full of life, which must be how she survived this long. She has a very positive can-do attitude. She loves people and loves to play.”


rescue tortie kitten half paralyzed from tenth life

rescue tortie kitten half paralyzed from tenth life

Very loved by her foster family

cute rescue tortie kitten from tenth life

Willa’s regaining feeling in her legs today.

rescue tortie kitten half paralyzed from tenth life

Photos by Tenth Life (follow them on Facebook). Watch Willa on Youtube.

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15 Responses to “Willa the Special Kitty, Never Gives Up on Life”

  1. Dee says:

    I’m in love!

  2. irene says:

    beautiful little thing

  3. shoe says:

    Oh my god , her facial expression is priceless !! What a little sugar heart !! :-)

  4. katie k says:

    Beautiful cat, glad she is getting the love and attention she needs!!

  5. JR says:

    beautiful baby. Lord bless this baaaby and those who are taking cre of her.

  6. KateM says:

    Look at those ears! Her forever family won’t be able to open a can of tuna without her hearing about it even if she’s on the other side of the house. Her colors are beautiful! And yes, thank you for saving her life and working with her to improve that life.

  7. kitty kat says:

    more and more I’m reading sad stories on this site but they’re “usually” has a happy ending, or there’s some hope for a happy ending. I hope this will have a happier ending with Willa finding a forever home and starts using both legs! what a sweet looking cat :)

  8. pumbie says:

    Willa, to run the Marathon!:)

  9. Deb says:

    Oh Willa, you are such a beauty! I’m so glad you were found by caring humans. Your first wish was granted, now you can do the rest with love and help.

  10. KellyAnne says:

    So sweet! I hope that she gets a little cart someday…and a permanent family.

  11. lisa says:

    gorgeous, strong girl! sending good vibes for all your beautiful limbs! xo

  12. Shadow says:

    Aww, what a beautiful kitty! I love her markings. I’m so glad someone found her, and she is being given at a chance at a good life. :)

  13. Fireshot says:

    Indeed she is quite the Cutie :) Just goes to show you cant keep a good cat down :D

  14. Sierra says:

    What an adorable kitteh! I hope Willa is getting around on her own by now.

  15. Cheryl Smith says:

    I hope you will do a follow up story on Willa so we all learn if she did regain the use of her legs. She is a little angel.

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