Give Shakespeare the Gift of Mobility

For: Shakespeare the Cat
Cocoa, FL
Organizer: Rebecca Witkowski
Give Shakespeare the Gift of Mobility (Shakespeare the Cat)
$299
of $1,800 goal.
Raised by 11 donors
16% Complete

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 December 8, 2017

Posted on December 8, 2017

Shakespeare was scheduled for surgery for December 5. Unfortunately, he got a bit of a runny eye and nose on Monday night (the night before the surgery). The doctor decided it would be best to wait for him to be 100% healthy to ensure a safe procedure. Shakespeare's surgery is now scheduled for January 2. 


Posted on November 21, 2017

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Posted on November 21, 2017

On Sunday, 11/19, we headed over to Lake Eola for the annual Barktoberfest hosted by Orange County Animal Services. We had a stand set up with jewelry for fundraising. We also had SHAKESPEARE there! He had a great time meeting new people. We appreciate all the support we got and well wishes for his surgery that will be on December 5.

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