In 2004 I started volunteering with Toronto Animal Services, not long after I overheard some of the volunteers talking about a particular cat that had just come in. I will preface this by saying that all cats are beautiful and unique, but the talk around the shelter said there was something really special about this new cat.
There in his cage was a beautiful silver tabby. On the cage card was written the name Spinner, Male, approximately 2 years, stray. Due to his striking looks he had immediately caught the attention of staff and volunteers … then there was the spinning.
Spinner was diagnosed with Feline vestibular disease, a condition that causes in-coordination, circling to one side, involuntary darting of the eyes back and forth (nystagmus), and a head tilt. The vet had said it is likely the cause of a brain lesion but that there is no pain associated…
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