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Stockton is a very brave and determined little tortie cat who hopes that someday she will be able to walk like other cats, and that day is drawing near.

Her hind legs were immobile when she arrived in Saving Grace Rescue. “She was in bad shape when she arrived… She had some sort of acute injury at four weeks old that partially paralyzed her. When she arrived, she was in a good amount of pain and had almost no sensation in her back legs,” Amber of Saving Grace Rescue said.

But they were not going to give up on her. Soon they put Stockton on treatment and therapy and started helping her regain strength in her legs. “She had acupuncture and massage in the first few weeks. She was approved for a Scout’s House grant at 8 weeks of age and has been going weekly for laser therapy, electrostimulation and underwater treadmill exercise,” Amber added.

Even at home, Amber continues treating Stockton to keep the progress moving along. “I use a harness to stabilize her back end and help her walk. She gets around great on her own but walking is the goal. She is not incontinent and I stimulate her like a young kitten to empty her bladder and bowels.”

Stockton is determined to get better and it shows. She has slowly regained sensation in her hind legs and able to stand with support. What amazes everyone is her will to play and walk like other kitties again. Despite her condition, she is just as playful as other cats. She never complains during treatment and is so sweet and thankful for having people who help her get better each day.

“Stockton has a ton of tortitude and a huge purr. I know the right home will come along!”

Stockton the tortie came to Saving Grace Rescue partially paralyzed, but the story doesn’t end there. They are determined to help her move again.

Stockton paralyzed cat recovering at saving grace rescue

Stockton just arrived in Saving Grace, and already she was taken in by another rescue who watches over her.

Stockton paralyzed cat recovering at saving grace rescue

She had almost no sensation in her back legs, but they wouldn’t give up on her.

Stockton paralyzed cat recovering at saving grace rescue

She was put on treatment (laser therapy, electrostimulation and underwater treadmill exercise) weekly to help regain mobility in her legs.

Stockton paralyzed cat recovering at saving grace rescue

Amber massages Stockton’s toes.

Stockton paralyzed cat recovering at saving grace rescue

She loves it!

Stockton paralyzed cat recovering at saving grace rescue

 At home, they use a harness to stabilize her back end and help her walk. Now she can stand up with support.

Stockton paralyzed cat recovering at saving grace rescue

“Stockton has a ton of tortitude and a huge purr. I know the right home will come along!”

Stockton paralyzed cat recovering at saving grace rescue

You can help Stockton and her recovery by visiting her fundraiser link here.

Photos courtesy of Josh Norem at Furrtographer. Josh has been a volunteer photographer for numerous animal rescue organizations and has helped many kitties and doggies find their forever homes. Please take a moment and vote for Josh to be the Best Pet Photographer.

Follow Stockton’s progress at Saving Grace Rescue on Facebook.

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Violet was found in South Philadelphia community garden and rescued by Dr. Megan Andeer of The Cat Doctor, one of the vets City Kitties Rescue teams up with to help Philly strays. She was in dire need of help. Violet was badly wounded and would never regain the use of her back legs, but she isn’t letting any of that get her down.

Despite the ordeal Violet had gone through, the staff were glad that she’s finally indoors and receiving top-notch veterinary medicine and lots of love.

There is no reason why Violet can’t start being more active again because of her disability. Throughout the last several months, staff at the Cat Doctor helped her gain strength and mobility in her front legs with physical therapy, so that she would be able to use them to walk by the time she is fitted with a cart to support her hind end.

Just a couple weeks ago, they got Violet a custom made cart. It’s going to be a long journey until Violet can fully depend upon the cart to get around, but she is always full of joy and energy when she gets to walk around and has even started sprinting in her new cart. Violet gets her daily cart exercise and is building up muscles. The progress she’s made has inspired everyone at The Cat Doctor and her fans on Facebook.

Violet’s come a long way since the day she was rescued. Despite her rough beginning, they never gave up on her, and today she is thriving. “We believe Violet deserves a second chance at a happy, fulfilling life.”

Violet came to The Cat Doctor badly injured and would never regain the use of her back legs

rescue cat violet paralyzed recovery story

But that doesn’t stop her…

rescue cat violet paralyzed recovery story

With a lot of love and TLC, Violet has gained strength in your front legs. She is always happy and purry.

rescue cat violet paralyzed recovery story

Who can resist that face!

rescue cat violet paralyzed recovery story

Violet received her new cart and can walk again! Even her foster kitty friend is interested in the fun.

rescue cat violet paralyzed recovery story

Violet today, so happy to be able to walk again!

rescue cat violet paralyzed recovery story

Watch Violet doing her exercise:

Watch Violet trying out her new cart:

Photos courtesy of The Cat Doctor (Facebook page) and City Kitties Rescue (Facebook page).

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.”

Willa

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.