Give Shakespeare the Gift of Mobility

For: Shakespeare the Cat
Cocoa, FL
Organizer: Rebecca Witkowski
Give Shakespeare the Gift of Mobility (Shakespeare the Cat)
$1,440
of $1,800 goal
80% Complete
Raised by 15 donors

The Story

Shakespeare is a rescue kitty from Orange County Animal Services (Orlando, Florida). He was running out of time, and we just knew we had to give him a chance! He was taken in under Furry Nation Salvation Rescue in June, 2017. At the age of 3 months, Shakespeare was very sick and taken to the vet. During this checkup, he was also diagnosed with luxating patella, otherwise known as floating kneecaps. It is much more common with dogs, but does occasionally happen with kitties. The doctor recommended that he be rechecked when he was done growing. 

Shakespeare was taken to the vet again on 10/20/2017. The cost of this visit was $38. He will need surgery to correct both knees, which is an estimated $1760. This surgery will be done at Parkway Animal Hospital. Donations can be called in to the vet directly  (321) 301-4500 (Rebecca Witkowski, Shakespeare)   

He is able to get around, jump, and play, but he does show signs of discomfort. The condition has worsened as he has gotten older, as he has more weight to bear on his back legs. He compensates for the condition by walking with his back legs bowed out. When his knee caps pop out of place, he has to lay down for a few minutes until he is ready to walk again. It is sad to watch as he does feel pain in those back legs. Without this surgery, he will continue to walk in pain. He will also face many issues with arthritis, especially as he gets older.

I thank you in advance for helping us help Shakespeare walk without pain. He is adorable and so loving. He deserves to have this done to bring him comfort and even more happiness! 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 10, 2018

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Posted on February 10, 2018

Shakespeare visited the vet to ensure that his leg is healing properly (2/8/18). The vet said that everything looks great.

While we were there, Shakes received a laser therapy treatment on his leg. We all got to wear these super awesome goggles.

He also received a glucosamine injection to help with the healing process.

His next appointment is on Feb 27, when the vet will decide if he is ready to be cage free!


Posted on February 10, 2018

Posted on February 10, 2018

Shakespeare had a checkup on 2/8 to make sure that his leg is healing properly. The vet said everything looked really good.

During his visit, he received a laser therapy treatment, where we all got to wear these super awesome goggles. He also received a glucosamine injection. 

His next visit will be on February 27, where the vet will decide if he can use his leg "full time."


Posted on February 8, 2018

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Posted on February 8, 2018

Shakespeare has been on strict cage rest since his splint removal on 1/16.

He has not been putting much weight on his leg that he had surgery on.

He will be getting a recheck on 2/8 to make sure everything is healing properly.

He has been getting some supervised out of cage time, but he has to be watched at all times so he doesn't run or jump.

He enjoys his stroller rides and watching the birds.

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