Why did you decide to rescue?
I rescued my previous Siamese from Los Angeles when I moved down there. She passed away last year and I was kicking around the idea of another cat.
Please tell us your story with rescuing.
I went looking for dogs with a friend and when I met Oswald, his disability was too adorable to pass up. I knew that my big house and safe yard would be perfect for him and his condition. After I decided to rescue Oswald is when I heard he was found with 3 siblings under a dumpster. That made me feel even better that I chose to give him a new life.
What was your biggest fear with rescuing and how did this fear play out once all was said and done?
My only fear was that my dog Samantha would think he was one of the neighbor cats and chase him. I have trust in her and (as you can see from Instagram) they are best buddies now. If Oswald was to run in the beginning Sam would have definitely chased him, but he wasn't afraid of her one bit. He always walked around like she wasn't there, almost blind to him. It was meant to be, they sleep together every night, dog and cat.
Would you rescue again?
What would you say the most positive part of rescuing is?
The bond I feel with all my animals.
What makes Oswald special and please tell us about his disability.
What would you like everyone to know about this topic?
Don't be afraid to rescue, the doubt you feel is not the animal's fault, it is your own and if you doubt, you have to change, don't punish the animal by returning it or not even attempting to rescue in the first place. We only live once, take chances and be rewarded.
Follow sweet Oswald along on Instagram @oswald_the_special_needs_kitty