One of the genuine positives to come from widespread access to and use of social media is all the incredible stories we get to be apart of as they unfold, and there could be few better examples than animal rescue, especially special needs cats! The animal rescue, foster, rehabilitation, and adoption industry is doing great work and social media has most definitely assisted along the way.
If you're feeling doubtful, look no further than Pinocchio. Pinocchio is a peculiar kitty who has overcome intense obstacles and taken quite the roller coaster ride with medical complications but he's still living his best cat life thanks to Friends for Life Rescue Network.
At first, they weren't sure what was wrong with the kitten entirely but the rescue organization took him in. At the time, Jacqueline shared, “He came malnourished, dehydrated, and infested with fleas.”
Friends for Life and Mel have both explained quite a bit to curious followers that Poke needs to not have so many medical needs, and COVID related obstacles have definitely slowed down progress. BUT, when he's healthy and ready for his forever home, he will leave Mel and Friends for Life.
"Gastrointestinal issues, Enlarged heart, Heart murmur, Collapsed lung lobe, Tented skull, Deviated septum, Chronic upper respiratory infections, Eye issues, Dental issues, and Possible neurological issues"
“He runs up to anyone who enters the room and climbs up to their shoulder to perch. He rubs on you, loves to play and bounces around.”
“I can’t believe how much this strong boy has been through, and he still has his ‘I’m great, I can do anything attitude!’”
Pinocchio also has this super cool t-shirt for sale, 100% of the proceeds go to Friends for Life Rescue Network!