Sapphire is the latest in a line of Tabby’s Place "miracle" felines. When she was found at about 3+ weeks of age, she was markedly smaller than sibling who was with her, and she was quadraplegic and had a lump on her sternum that turned out to be an abscess. We believe that Sapphire had been grabbed by some kind of larger animal at some point in her first couple of weeks of life, leading to a spinal injury.
That abscess is long gone now. And thanks to some antibiotics, a lot of physical therapy, and the limitless TLC for which the Tabby’s Place staff is well-known, this little girl has made progress beyond our wildest dreams. She can now stand on her front legs; when she was found, they were curled under and useless. One hind leg is almost normal now (the other continues to stick out to one side). And Sapphire moves like greased lightning! She loves to play (she seems particularly fond of "racetrack" toys) and spends hours wrestling with our Tanzanite. I myself have seen her get in and out of a low box with no trouble whatsoever. She is utterly fearless and quite a feisty young lady all told.
Our best guess is that Sapphire was born around mid-July (2014). We know that not everyone can take a Special Needs feline into their homes, but we hope you’ll stop by to meet Sapphire anyway; she’s quite a character!