Cat With Multiple Disabilities Is Spared From Euthanasia & Finds His Forever Home

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on September 18, 2015

Speedo the cat was diagnosed with Swimmer Syndrome which is a rare developmental deformity of newborn cats. The hind limbs, and at times the front limbs as well, are splayed laterally, resulting in an inability or difficulty to stand or walk. Aside from that, he also had nerve damage, which prevented him from walking upright and rendered him incontinent.

Poor Speedo, his chances for adoption were low to nil, so he was placed on the list to be euthanized, even though he wasn’t in any pain and could live a full life despite his disabilities. His foster parents felt he had gotten the raw end of the deal and decided to make this video to give Speedo a fair shot at life, find him a forever home, and save him from euthanasia.

Source: Saving Speedo the Cat by katznkittenz8 on Rumble


The result? Overwhelming! The conclusion? A happy ending! A couple fell in love with Speedo, rescued him from euthanasia, adopted him, and brought him back with them to his new forever home! Share this video to give hope to other cats who need a forever home of their own!