Friday, May 22, 2015

Tanzy's a paralyzed New Jersey kitten with spunk

Siamese kitten Tanzanite was in extremely bad shape when New Jersey animal control officers found her, plagued by parasites and attack wounds.

Tanzy's a paralyzed New Jersey kitten with spunk

Tanzy, a paralyzed rescue kitten from New Jersey, has over 4,200 friends on her Facebook page. (via Facebook)
Tanzy, a paralyzed rescue kitten from New Jersey, has over 4,200 friends on her Facebook page. (via Facebook)

Siamese kitten Tanzanite was in extremely bad shape when New Jersey animal control officers found her, plagued by parasites and attack wounds.

In addition to the wounds, Tanzanite, aka Tanzy, then two days old, sustained a spinal injury that rendered her paralyzed, unable to use her back legs at all. 

Thankfully for Tanzy, her story doesn’t end there. Tabby’s Place: a Cat Sanctuary in Ringoes, N.J., rescued Tanzy thanks to a grant from Paws and Claws Society Inc., a group seeking to establish no-kill communities within shelters.

Tanzy’s circumstances made her special. Now seven weeks old, Tanzy has a new narrative. Her team at Tabby’s Place believes physical therapy will help improve the kitten’s mobility. Her story garnered special attention on Facebook, where she has over 4,200 friends and regularly updates them about her adorable daily activities.

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Still, she is an injured pet and requires special care as a result. Feel compelled to help this rambunctious kitten? You can sponsor Tanzy online by visiting this link.

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