Special Need: is paraplegic

Anka If you think Anka looks like a magical creature from a faraway land, you're right.

This phenomenally fluffy boy came to Tabby's Place all the way from Istanbul, Turkey, by way of some special Manhattan angels.

Five thousand miles from Tabby's Place, Anka was enjoying life in Istanbul until he was struck by a car. He suffered a devastating spinal injury. His rescuers selflessly provided for Anka to have surgery, but to no avail; the gentle, green-eyed cat was paralyzed.

But there were angels working for Anka on both sides of the Atlantic.

Anka's Turkish rescuers worked with the loving team at Animal Haven in Manhattan. After a flight across the sea, Anka received world-class care from a veterinary neurologist, who confirmed everyone's fears: he would never walk again.


Permanently paraplegic, Anka needed a sanctuary that could provide for all his medical needs -- and give him a whole lifetime of love. And so, Anka's angels reached out to Tabby's Place.

Given our history of nurturing paraplegic cats, and through the spectacular generosity of Anka's angels, Tabby's Place was able to accept the Mediterranean marvel. Anka made one last trek from New York to little Ringoes, New Jersey. Now, his life of love at Tabby's Place has begun.

Like all his friends from Istanbul to the Big Apple, we are smitten with Anka. Everything about this brave boy is lavish, from his flowing mane to his gleeful affection to his massive, magnificent body. Anka is such an extraordinary cat that we believe he may well be adopted. But, we know it will take an equally extraordinary family to provide for his needs. Anka is unable to use the litter box and needs to have his bladder and bowels expressed three times each day. Given his disability, he also requires more supervision than the average cat, to ensure he doesn't hurt himself.

Please become Anka's newest angel, and sign up to sponsor him today.

Sponsor Anka(or, see all of our Special Needs Cats)
other monthly amount (minimum $14)

$15/month provides antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections, to which paralyzed cats like Anka are prone

$28/month pays for two hours staff time to express Anka?s bladder and bowels

$72/month pays for an hour of expert veterinary care for Anka

Any amount will help our Special Needs cats