In June strangers from all over were happy to offer their help to an Ogden Utah cat named Patches who needed an expensive operation. When Patches was a kitten she suffered a spinal cord injury that left her rear right leg paralyzed.
The disability could lead to the premature death of Patches.
So … Aspen Granath, 10, and her younger brother Skylar, 8, opened a lemonade stand to raise funds for the surgery to help Patches. The operation is said to cost more than $500.
“Although only one of her legs is paralyzed, it drags along behind her and trips up her good leg,” Aspen’s father, Blue Granath, told the Standard-Examiner in a story. “Now when she walks, she just uses her front legs and drags the back part of her body behind her. It’s really sad.”
An Ogden newspaper published a story about the cat and this lead to offers of donations and assistance from readers around the country. People in North Carolina, New York, Texas, California and Arizona have contacted the newspaper.
Pet lover Theresa Pilarczyk offered to pay for the cats surgery saying “I’ve always had a soft spot for stories about children and animals”.
The kindness of strangers – gotta love it. Hopefully the cat has had it’s surgery by now.