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This Strong-Willed Cat With Bear Ears Is Impossible Not To Like

When Baby Spool was given to Los Angeles animal rights advocates Friends for Life Rescue Network, she was immediately a warrior. The girl’s front paws have been twisted from birth. She was always flirting and clamoring for attention.

Foster care volunteers Mel and Zane Lamprey offered the lovely kitten a second chance at life. They started giving her regular physical therapy and massage treatments, as well as numerous muscle-building techniques, to help her paws rectify their form.

All of the physiotherapy treatments were tolerated by the little cat. She adored her foster parents, particularly Zane’s father.


“Like her hero, he picked her up after each procedure and hugged her. In response, she wrapped her tiny fingers around him,” says Mel.

The fluffy baby acted brave, happy and grateful. All she wanted was love and hugs.


The local cat Tykovka grabbed the new one with its paws and licked everything as a sign of their upcoming friendship.

A few weeks later, Spool fell ill with a fever and was admitted to the hospital. It was then that the first signs of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), a viral disease, came to light.

The girl was fed every few hours according to the timetable while staying at the veterinarian facility. Physical treatment continued, but the focus shifted to battling FIP.

According to Jacqueline DeAmore, co-founder of the Friends for Life Rescue Network, “there is a new pharmacological treatment that should cure FIP in cats.” “Stress on the body must be avoided as much as possible for the medications to perform efficiently.”

After a week of such treatment, Spool surpassed all wildest hopes, making incredible progress.

“But just a year ago, FIP was a death sentence,” says Mel. Her body responded very well to the therapy. She has become more active and is gaining weight.”

Despite everything, the young lady persisted in her struggle. Things started to improve as the stomach difficulties disappeared.

Spool became a member of the “half-kilo club” two days ago. Her bulk has increased, and she now caresses with much greater force.

People celebrate her every achievement and are very proud.

Even with a pair of twisted legs, the Spool is very agile. She fully runs and climbs using all her limbs.