Little Merida was struggling at an early age. She was 2.5 months old when she was accidentally found on a farm in Columbus, USA. The kitty, with paralyzed hind legs, had crawled to people looking for food and help. Although her legs were paralyzed, she remained strong.
The owners of the farm immediately contacted the FosterBabyCats Rescue Center, and the kitty was taken there. Specialists determined that her legs had failed due to spinal damage. When she was shown to veterinarians, they said they could not save the kitty. However, the volunteer who then set out to care for Merida did not give up.
A volunteer named Gillian took Merida to other doctors, who prescribed exercises and rehabilitation. Merida herself was growing stronger and stronger every day. A few days after her recovery, she was already running around on her front legs and playing with the other cats at the shelter.
The foster mom was surprised at her activity. After all, Merida had never thought that she had any special needs and behaved as a normal, cheerful kitten. Merida was later fitted with a special hind-legged stroller, which made her even more active!
Now the baby is undergoing electromagnetic therapy and taking neurological medications. She runs and plays at full speed, scurries around the house with her kin, and climbs everywhere. At the same time she does not forget about affection . Merida often comes to her foster mom to purr next to her while she is being petted.
“She continues to find ways to make life work for her. Every day is a new adventure, and I’m just here to help her live out her life to the fullest.”