Every day, scores of homeless, unwanted, and displaced animals are taken in by the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc., according to the organization.
The majority of those animals can be adopted into new homes. Dasha, a six-month-old kitten, was out of the norm.
“Dasha was covered with urine when she initially arrived,” says BARCS Foster Coordinator Nejla Solano.
Dasha was partially paralyzed after sustaining a major injury. The injuries occurred when she was thrown into a door, according to BARCS.
“She has a mermaid-like appearance. Solano explained that she “kind of pushes herself along with her front legs.”
Dasha was given a repaired wheelchair by BARCS for about $125. Dasha will be offered for adoption once she has gotten used to it.
“Just because someone has a disability or requires special care doesn’t mean they aren’t valuable or deserving of a good life,” Jennifer Brause, executive director of BARCS, said.