Features

January 2008 Issue

Help for Handicapped Cats

Growing resources and new products are helping disabled pets and the people that love them. Here's what's new.

For four years, Kathy Barton, a fourth-grade teacher in Velma, Oklahoma, has engaged her class in a worthwhile project involving animals. This past year, she was introduced to a two-year-old male cat named Xavier that had been unable to walk since birth due to an undetermined neurological disorder. Barton knew where to turn for help for this cat, a place she had relied on before for animals like him. Barton contacted HandicappedPets.com, a website offering products, services and support for elderly, disabled and handicapped pets. Bartonís class raised $700 to buy Xavier a quad cart ó a mobile chair that helps disabled animals to get around.

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