A cat came to a veterinary clinic for a chance at a better life. Now, he’s giving back by helping others in need.
Oaks Veterinary Urgent care
A ginger and white cat arrived at Oaks Veterinary Urgent Care in Agoura Hills, California with a spinal injury. “He was paralyzed from his mid-back downwards,” Dr. Rachel Wallach, Veterinarian of the clinic, told Love Meow.
“I performed a work-up and amazingly Fergus or Ferg as we call him, still had feelings his back legs and tail. He couldn’t use them or move them but when I poked them, he could feel it which meant we had a chance to get him back to walking again and going to the bathroom on his own again.”
They took a chance on the sweet feline, knowing the recovery would be long and slow but they were committed to helping this deserving boy. “Ferg is a Scottish Fold and as such he needed a good Scottish name. I’d gone to vet school in Scotland and I named him Fergus which means Man of Strength.”
They treated his pain and urinary tract infection. They celebrated each time Fergus regained some feeling. A few weeks later, he stood on his own for the first time.
“I’d like to think it had something to do with our care, but it wasn’t. Fergus had been motivated by meeting another cat friend,” Rachel told Love Meow.
Their clinic cat Salvador noticed Fergus at his arrival, and they began meowing at each other. “We placed a step stool in front of Fergus’ cage, and Salvador climbed up to say hello. Immediately, Ferg was on his feet. We were ecstatic!”
Fergus the cat, ET the kittenOaks Veterinary Urgent Care
Once Ferg was strong enough to explore, he walked around the clinic meeting new friends. “He met a dog recovering from heat stroke and buddied up to him for the day he spent with us,” Rachel told Love Meow.
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