A kitten who climbed a kennel door at the shelter, now has other cats and a kind person to help him live a full life.
Indy the kitten
A 10-week-old kitten brought into a shelter with injuries to his hindquarters. He was just skin and bones and desperately needed rescue. The kitten (named Indy Scoots) required much more care than the shelter could provide.
Michelle Fournier who fosters for St. Francis Society Animal Rescue in Florida, came across a plea for help from the shelter, and wanted to give the little guy a fighting chance.
“I felt in my heart that I needed to take Indy. I had never cared for a paralyzed kitten before, but I knew I could do it and that it would work out.” Michelle shared with Love Meow.
He climbed the kennel door and was ready to go home.
She contacted her rescue right away. While the medical records were being reviewed, the day ended and the shelter closed for the night. Michelle could barely sleep that night thinking about Indy.
“When morning came. I picked up my phone and was surprised to find a picture of Indy clinging to the bars. The people at the shelter absolutely loved him. I’m sure it is because of them that he made it through the night.”
Indy picked up from the shelter by Michelle.
Little Indy managed to climb up the kennel door with his front legs and sheer will to live. He was determined to go home that day.
“I assured my rescue that if (I was) granted the okay to take Indy, no matter if he never walks, and no matter if he will forever need help, that I would personally make sure that he would be cared for.”
Indy was so happy to be cuddled and safe.
Michelle picked up Indy from the shelter that day. He snuggled right up to her knowing that he was safe.
Indy came with a host of health issues and placed on several medications. Through painstaking care, he recovered from his stomach troubles, his wounds began to heal, and his body started to fill out.
Indy may never be able to walk with his hind legs, but that doesn’t seem to bother him at all. He scoots around the house with so much vigor and speed, and can climb anything he lays his paws on.
“Indy can scoot really fast which is where his full name, Indy Scoots, originated from.”