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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