Plymouth Woman Wins $15K for Saving Paralyzed Cat
A Plymouth woman who fosters disabled cats recently won a $15,000 grant for the rescue organization Bitty Kitty Brigade.
“Typically with special needs cats, you put them in a cart and they want nothing to do with it,” said Kris Kaiser.
But Snapple the cat gets around in a contraption made just for him. Snapple is a tuxedo cat with a limited range of motion in his front legs and no balance.
“I’d say he has a very sparkly personality,” said Kaiser. “My interest has always been with slightly disabled or perfectly imperfect cats.”
Kaiser says Snapple has a brain and cervical cord disease that doesn’t have a treatment. So, she committed herself to taking Snapple on what she calls “mini-adventures.”
“It’s simple things like smelling flowers and watching flies and walking around the yard, even walking around the house. He helps me do laundry, that’s very exciting for him to watch me fold clothes,” said Kaiser.
Her efforts earned her Arm & Hammer’s “Advocat of the Year” award and a $15,000 donation to Bitty Kitty Brigade. Plus, a free supply of cat litter.
Snapple even found a forever home out of the deal. An adopter from Hawaii is coming to adopt the cat.