Help Zelda walk again!
Zelda is a two-year-old Domestic Shorthair cat in Huntington, WV, who needs $566 for the treatment of leg injuries.
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Help Zelda walk again!
Sometimes in life, a good Samaritan happens to be at the right place at the right time, and luckily, a hero crossed paths with Zelda.
A woman was driving to work when she caught a glimpse of a cat struggling on the side of the road. She stopped, turned her car around, and picked up the animal, who appeared to have been hit by a car. The cat could not walk; her back legs would not move.
The woman contacted One by One Animal Advocates, who immediately took in the cat and got her to the animal hospital. "I'm most appreciative of the people who go out of their way to help," Heather A. with the nonprofit organization tells Waggle.
They named the cat Zelda. X-rays revealed the cat had no broken bones, and though she had feeling in her legs, she could not walk.
The medical team at the Proctorville Animal Clinic is treating Zelda with steroids, and she's showing improvement. "We are hoping she will return to normal maybe in about six months. She's now able to stand on her own. We're hoping it will be successful," Heather says.
If the steroid treatment does not work, One by One Animal Advocates will enlist help to get Zelda placed with a cart to help get around--- she will be taken care of no matter what. "Here is a cat who had no one to speak for her. I feel good we are able to be her family. She's our cat now, and we'll make sure she gets all the care she needs," Heather adds.
One by One Animal Advocates takes in animals from local shelters, strays, and pets given up by their owners. The group doesn't adopt out the animals; they fix them up, get them into foster care and then transfer the dogs and cats to their trusted rescue group partners.
"We consider ourselves the bridge from homelessness to forever home. We give whatever care they need so they can move on. When we take on an animal, we take on all their care," Heather says.
Since the organization has no adoption fees or income, they have to fundraise to pay for all their animals' medical bills. They're hoping some more good Samaritans will come forward and donate to Zelda's campaign and help get her on the road to recovery or on the road with some new wheels!
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