Oreo and his mother Cookie were found in a lady's yard in Deltona. Oreo was still a kitten, and had gotten trapped behind the wheel of a wheelbarrow in a shed. He couldn't get out, and Cookie was nearby, crying for him.
After the lady freed Oreo from his predicament, she saw he had trouble walking. The vet later found he has neurological problems, similar to Iris, where he has trouble with balance and coordination. He is very unsteady, and stumbles and wobbles when he tries to walk. That explained why he couldn't free himself from behind the wheelbarrow.
Both cats were wild, and Cookie had to be trapped. They were soon brought to Journey's End. Oreo was estimated to be 3 to 4 months old when he arrived. He had a bad reaction when he got his shots, but he quickly recovered.
Cookie and Oreo live in an all-cats room in the main house. At first they were both pretty shy, but they have become quite friendly. Oreo is very active and playful and doesn't let his disability slow him down.
Oreo tells more of his story in our November, 2011 newsletter.
Oreo trying to maintain his balance
Oreo as a kitten, with Thomas
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