Garfield: A Very Special Adoptable

Garfield: A Very Special Adoptable

By FieldHaven Feline Center

The first reaction of most people when they meet Garfield is to feel sorry for him. It takes only a moment with this sweet guy to switch over to laughter and inspiration. You can’t help but smile as you watch Garfield race around chasing toys and harassing other kittens. The inspiration comes from watching him have fun with life, seemingly completely unaware of his disability. He is a very affectionate kitten: when you reach down to pet him, he immediately starts purring.

Garfield has two fused vertebrae that he was very likely born with. As a result, he is very nearly-paralyzed in his hind limbs. He was rescued from a feral colony when he was just days old and cared for by the colony caregivers until he came to FieldHaven in September.

Garfield’s veterinary care is being supervised by Dr. Jyl Rubin, who has begun VOM (Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation) treatment in the hope some of the damage may be reversed. We have begun a special fund to cover medical expenses for Garfield and other special needs kitties.

Donations can be sent to FieldHaven Feline Rescue, 2754 Ironwood Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648 or be made online here.

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