Dot Special Cat with Spina Bifida Inspires Many with Her Story


A tiny tabby named Dot came to this world in a garage in Virginia. She may not move like other kitties and has a few things that require special care, but nothing stops this little wonder girl from being happy, loving and living her life to the fullest. Just like Scooter the cat, Dot has inspired many with her story.

Tabby’s Place in Ringoes, New Jersey tells Dot’s story. “Dot was immediately blessed with angels. From her first rescuers to a devoted foster mama and several hundred Facebook friends, Dot hasn’t known a moment without being loved. Dot’s biggest adventure began at the dawn of 2012. Just days after we learned of Dot’s situation, our two resident paralyzed cats, Tashi and Gabriella, were adopted together. This pair seemed to be passing the torch to the Virginia tabby. And, so, we were thrilled to welcome Dot to Tabby’s Place.”

“Dot was born with a bundle of unique traits: she has a “dot” where most cats have tails; she’s as sweet as maple syrup; she has a definite preference for the color blue; and she has a rare condition called spina bifida,” Tabby’s Place wrote.

Dot is always happy and doesn’t think she has any problems. “Skittering along with her front legs, Dot blissfully hunts her favorite fuzzy blue toy. Cuddling in your arms, her happy eyes tell you she’s in heaven. Even during medical poking and prodding, Dot has a purr that would put the loudest lioness to shame. Dot has no sense of being different, and she’s not about to let anything hold her back.”

In order to help Dot rehabilitate, Tabby’s Place has been giving her routine physical therapy to help her regain muscle strength in her hind legs. “At four months of age (as of January 2012), Dot is an extremely tiny two pounds. We’ll be starting a physical therapy routine with our brave kitten right away. Starting with exercises to flex and extend her hind legs, this therapy will help to build up muscle tone, and give her a better chance of being able to use those legs to some extent.” Water therapy has also been introduced to Dot. “Of course, after each physical therapy session, we love to snuggle Dot in a baby-blue blanket and give her all the kisses she craves.”

To help Dot move around, the cat sanctuary ordered a customized mobility cart. It was a gift that Dot immediately fell in love. Seeing how happy Dot is moving freely across the room brings so much joy to all the volunteers and it makes all the hard work absolutely worth it.

Dot was born with spina bifida.

She lives happily at a cat sanctuary, Tabby’s Place

Dot’s on her mobility cart

Dot loving her new cart:

Photos courtesy of Tabby’s Place. Follow Dot’s updates on Facebook. You can become Dot’s sponsor and help this wonder-baby to grow up healthy, happy, loved and strong. See Tabby’s Place to become a sponsor.

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26 Responses to “Dot Special Cat with Spina Bifida Inspires Many with Her Story”

  1. Maysoun says:

    awwwwwwwwwwww

  2. Blue Wolf says:

    I remember hearing about Dot very early this year. I am so glad she’s doing so well and that cart for her is awesome! That’s really neat that she can tip back in it and ‘sit’ :)

  3. LeoMoon says:

    Thank God she was not put down.

  4. nolruck says:

    incredible!!, the love can make happened a miracle of life

  5. KellyAnne says:

    Sweet baby cat. Thanks to her rescuers and supporters!

  6. christellar says:

    You are an inspiration, Dot! Not to mention EXTRA CUTE! (hugs)

  7. pumbie says:

    Beautiful little face!; kisses for this sweet kitty!.

  8. Barbara says:

    What an adorable cat.

  9. Lisa Redding says:

    I love that you wrote about Dot! She is the sweetest little kitty you would ever want to meet! I am a volunteer at Tabby’s Place and get to visit her often. While I’m there I take the pictures and videos of her that you will see on her Facebook page. In fact the pic of Dot in her crate on the colorful blankie is one that I took recently…oh and I’m also the one that gave her that comfy blankie when cleaning out her crate. I hope all of you will visit her page and see her and her boyfriend D’Art’s many adventures :)

  10. Karla says:

    She is beautiful… And you are doing a great job with her :)

  11. Turbo says:

    Find someone to love you and your potential is limitless.

  12. Dee Feltman says:

    She’s beautiful

  13. Jen says:

    What an inspiring story! I love Dot, sending hugs and purrs!

  14. Tucker says:

    DOT YOU ROCK!!

    YOU ARE FULL OF LOVE,ENTERTAINMENT AND
    DETERMINATION!!

    YOU ARE SAFE AND WITH LOVING,CARING,SAFE,FOREVER PEOPLE WHO ARE YOUR FAMILY NOW!!

    IT IS HAPPY DANCE TIME IN HONOR OF DOT THE CAT!!

    YOUR IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS DOT KITTY!!

    WOOOO HOOOOO!!!

  15. Tucker says:

    P.S.

    TABBY’S PLACE:

    YOU ROCK!! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!

  16. Fabi says:

    Ok – that is one ADORABLE kitty!!! Those sweet round eyes would make anyone melt with cuteness!

  17. Debra Olsen says:

    The little darling…best wishes to Dot & everyone involved with her care! :-) :-) :-)

  18. Susan A. says:

    She is such a doll-Lord I think she is so blessed to have been here with others that are so concerned with her welfare-I pray that she finds a forever home with her promised family-Dot you are such a DOLL! God bless you with a forever family-I’d ask for you but I already have 5 rescues!

  19. valarian says:

    Bless you, and Bless Dot!

  20. monica says:

    Thank God for precious babies like Dot and the wonderful people who gave her a chance at life, not ust giving up and saying she wasn’t worth saving. Just one look into those beautiful eyes and you know there is a precious soul in there!!!

  21. N.V says:

    Truly inspiring!

  22. Cindy says:

    Awesome story. Tabby’s Place does a great job.

  23. Sandra L. says:

    What a lovely kitty, and she is lucky such people are taking care of her, too many kittens gets abandoned for stupid reasons!!
    An inspiring tale indeed, Dot is precious (:

  24. shirley says:

    i am moved speechless with those little eyes and what you have done for her. definitelyl an angel on earth!

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