Hi, my human friends! I like to highlight diabetic cats, but I also write about other special needs cats. Today I want to tell you about my furiend Tango. Like me, Tango’s special need is something you can’t see on the outside. It’s something that’s wrong on the inside. He has a disease like what you humans call cerebral palsy.
Tango’s problem is that his brain sometimes doesn’t communicate with the nerves in his legs and his eyes, so he will have instances where he can’t walk and his eyes don’t see. But most of the time, things work well and he can move around and see just fine.
Because of this disease, some cruel humans dumped him in a garbage can. What kind of human does that, dumping a helpless kitten into a garbage can? But some kind humans at a veterinarian’s office took him in, and bottle raised Tango.
Tango was doing pretty well despite his limitations, and the veterinarian’s office had Tango sit up front to greet the creatures who walked on both two and four legs when they came to visit the office. That was great, as it allowed the office to show off the cat they rescued and the humans bringing in their four legged creatures got to pay some attention to Tango.
Unfortunately, things had to change when Tango was attacked by a dog who was hurt. Poor Tango was nursed back to health by the veterinarians one more time, but they knew they couldn’t keep him. So they turned him over to the nice humans at SaveTheAnimalsToday.org.
Tango has lived there for almost four years, and he is the king of what they call the Catio. He is one of the smaller animals they have rescued, since they take care of a lot of horses!
A diabetic cat like me is similar to Tango in that you humans can’t see the medical issues we have. But regardless of whether you can see them, they can be treated. And just like me and Tango, cats with special needs, whether they are diabetic cats or have cerebral palsy, can be loving and fun furiends for the right humans.