Dot


Manx/Breed Unknown
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Home:Sterling, VA  
Age: 2 Years   Sex: Female

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Quick Bio:
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Birthday:
August 29th 2011

Coloration:
Brown Tabby

Arrival Story:
Dot was born in the garage of a person who allowed a stray mom cat to have her kittens there. A compassionate neighbor learned about the kitten and took her in. She connected with the Northern Virginia rescue community by posting about Dot's plight to a neighborhood home-school email list!! Luckily, someone was listening, and a group of local rescue volunteers joined forces with Pets Bring Joy, to help Dot. Little Dot was born with Spina Bifida, a rare birth defect that results from the inability of the vertebral arch to fuse normally. This occurs during pregnancy, when the fetus is still in the embryonic stage. This has left little Dot without the use of her hind legs, and rendered her incontinent, and does need help expressing her bowels and bladder, and wears a diaper. She has very limited use of her hind legs, but is unable to use them to walk. Therapy may help her retain some use. Apart from her spina bifida, Dot has a clean bill of health. With proper care to void the bladder and avoid constipation and self injury she should live a long life. Her vet thinks she could be viewed like other cars with rear limb paralysis. There's nothing to be done about the spina bifida. She is currently not leaking any spinal fluid, and if that were to develop, it would be around 1 year of age, and can be corrected with a minor surgery. On January 13th, Dot made the journey to Tabby's Place, where she will get the care she needs. She will also be up for adoption, but is welcomed to live out her life there as well. Her reception was so warm and full of loving people. To connect with Dot, please visit her Facebook page to connect or find her at Tabby's Place.

Bio:
To connect with Dot, please visit her Facebook page to connect or find her at Tabby's Place.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
January 3rd 2012 More than 2 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
1225723


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