Mikey was brought into a very small RSPCA branch in Stourbridge at the beginning of March. He was found after someone with an air rifle shot him and a pellet was lodged in his spine causing his back legs and tail to be paralised and he is incontinent. The vet that saw him said he should be PTS but one of the branch's helpers a lady called Heather, thought he deserved a chance and with their very small funds arranged to get him treated.
Heather took him home because he needed 24/7 care and has paid out of her own pocket for therapy to try to get his legs walking again plus equipment/supplies to help with his incontinence and
to help him get around.
He saw a specialist last week who said Mikeys spinal cord was too damaged for him to regain the back legs, tail and body functions but he has just changed to a raw diet which he loves and this has improved his situation and care.
Although he gets around amazingly in his harness he is not independent so Heather has decided to get some purposemade wheels for him and this is what Mikeys Wheelchair Fund
I will put here Mikeys new video links showing him at play and also a link to Mikeys other thread on Purrs, where Heather has told his story.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCvKJS0Lmg0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uuvhnWfWXM http://www.purrsinourhearts.co.uk/index.php/topic,31758.0.html
As you will have see he is a gorgeous cat and desperate to be able to get around. He loves going for walks in his special harness and playing and just being a cat but cant use his legs, and the wheels will help him get around better in the garden under his own steam although still with supervision.
All I can do is beg all cat lovers to please give Mikey a chance to be more active and donate to this appeal, every pound counts. All the money raised will go to pay the bill. No amount is too small.To donate
There is a Donate button at the bottom of every Purrs page and you are asked to put in the message box FOR MIKEY. I am sorry we cannot acknowledge every donation but you will get an electronic acknowledement from Paypal. If you wish to send a cheque, please pm me through the Purrs site.
Purrs and Cat Chat will be given the final total raised and an update on Mikeys progress.