Among the cats traveling to Naperville in March this year was a kid named “Chaser,” a beautiful four-year-old gray and white fella. Chaser arrived at the shelter with what was determined to be an old spinal injury near his tail. The injury made it difficult for Chaser to walk sometimes or to use his litter box. While he seemed somewhat standoffish at first, when we discovered the old injury, it wasn’t hard to figure out why he had to be handled carefully to avoid causing him pain.
I told Rachael that I feared Chaser might need surgery to correct
the old injury. A month later she emailed to say that, after having been seen by their vet and then adjusted by a “kitty chiropractor” a couple of times, Chaser was pain-free and back to walking normally and using his litter box as if he’d never had a problem. Rachael added: “Everyone loves Chaser!”
Chaser is not the first NNHS “special needs” cat Rachael has asked us to send her way for treatment, and we trust he won’t be the last.