Irresponsible breeding can cause many harm to animals. Sometimes it happens that some dogs or cats are not born with the desired characteristics and the breeder won’t be able to sell them. What happens to those animals then? In most of the cases they don’t stand a chance but sometimes luck strikes around the corner and the outcome is good. Like Wolfie, the paraplegic cat who found a second chance in a family willing to give him the life he deserves.
He was in terrible condition when Linda Oroz saw him dragging his body at the vet’s floor. Apparently the vet had convinced the breeder to leave him there hoping he would find a home since the chances of selling him where almost nonexistent.
Linda couldn’t bear the thought of leaving this poor animal behind so she decided to give him a home. He was born with a severe deformity; his back legs are not connected to his hips and that’s why they are in a straight, stiffed position all the time. To move around, he either pulls his body using his front legs or he is carried -which according to Linda, he loves. She told Catster:
“He has a very funny personality; he’s very laid back. I would say he’s almost like a dog in some ways. He’d never had much attention. He loves being carried and things like that. He’s very demanding. He meows and talks (…) He’s really happy. He’s not aware of his disability.”
He even has his own special litter box with a lower edge so he can get in easily. The downside is that he can’t groom himself, but butt-baths can solve the problem.
Wolfie shares the house with Kitty, another cat and Teddy, a Pomeranian dog. They all get along and get lots of love.
He has gone a long way, he was only 4 pounds when Linda took him home and now, two years later, he is almost 9 and his fur is healthier than ever.
He has his own Instagram account through which he advocates for adoption and shows how cats with special needs are as special as any other animal. Plus they deserve the same chance of happiness.