One of the actual benefits of widespread social media access and use is all the great tales we get to be a part of as they develop, and there are few better examples than animal rеscuе, especially special needs cats!
The animal rеscuе, foster, rehabilitation, and adорtion industries are doing fantastic work, and social media has played a significant role.
Look no further than Pinocchio if you have any doubts.
Pinocchio is a strange feline that has overcome significant difficulties and been on a medical roller coaster, but thanks to Friends for Life Rescue Network, he is still living his best cat life.
Jacqueline Santiago of Friends for Life Rescue Network noticed a photo of a kitten with clear congenital abnormalities in the summer of 2020.
They weren’t sure what was wrong with the kitten at first, but he was taken in by a rеscuе organization. “He came malnourished, dehydrated, and flea-infested,” Jacqueline said at the time.
Pinocchi was three months old at the time, but he was still the size of a kitten aged five to six weeks! “A big umbilical hernia that will require surgical correction, a crossbite causing his canines to jab into his lower jaw (which will require removal), a malformed snout, and probably hydrocephalus,” according to the kitten’s medical history at FFLRN.
Mel Lamprey offered to foster the kitten after seeing how much medical attention and rehabilitation it would require. Mel is a seasoned foster parent who has previously cared for long-term, medically complex foster children and has been fostering nonstop for more than three years.
Pinocchio, or Poke as he is affectionately known, will be adорted at some point. He is not currently available for adорtion due to his extensive medical demands.
Friends for Life and Mel have both explained to inquiring fans why Poke needs to have fewer medical needs because COVID-related roadblocks have slowed progress considerably.
“He’s a genuinely cheerful guy who likеs everyone – other people, other cats and dogs,” Mel continues.