FFGW is about transforming the fortunes of unwanted kittens & cats. We heal them, find forever homes & if an adoption fails, we begin again.
Because FFGW has no physical address, we literally are wherever our volunteers are.
And on Saturday April 20, "we" were about to update kitty bios for Sunday’s adoption fair but decided to check e-mail first and found this message:
"This is little Wiggles, who came to us from animal control last night. He is a total lovebug and loves to be held and purr; he's just a baby, about 2-3 months old. His front legs currently aren't "working," and he needs rescue immediately for an assessment. They do not appear painful, but are nonfunctioning at this time. Their best assumption at this time is something neurological."
By Sunday, FFGW signed on to help Wiggles and with the help of our friends at Fancy Cats Rescue Team, Wiggles was en route to our vet, where we received the unsettling news that ALL FOUR limbs are affected! We don't know yet if Wiggles has had some kind of trauma leading to temporary nerve damage, a congenital condition, or an injury that will need treatment. The first step is to get him to a neurologist and get the tests needed to find out what kind of treatment he needs. Your tax-deductible donations will go directly to diagnosing and treating Wiggles.
More info will be posted as it becomes available. For now, we know that we need to raise at least $1,500 to cover initial testing and assessment. Although there is no guarantee that Wiggles will regain use of his legs, FFGW will work with his medical team to make sure that he learns to get around and finds a loving home no matter what.
Whether a swift outcome like little Teapot who was adopted just weeks after her rescue or a longer road to happiness like the journey we’ve begun with Wiggles, FFGW is there. And we're there for our kitties and their adopters long after adoption: see Samson's story, below, added in February 2012.
Please join us: give a little, give a lot. Your generosity means so much to our cats and kittens!
(Click on the kitties above to read their captions & learn a little bit about them