“My Mom and I want to thank you for taking such good care of me. My Mom was so sad when my leg broke at my hip – especially since I am just two years old. My doctor told my Mom after I had surgery that I would be better in six months. Well Mom worried and worried as I just wasn’t myself. Alii felt like doing was lay around. My leg hurt and I could no longer have any fun chasing my sister Belle or climbing my cat tree to watch the birds.

My Mom looked on the Internet for help for me and consulted with my doctor. The same day they both found CARE in Santa Monica. Mom called their phone number and spoke to Dr. Amy. Dr. Amy told her about CARE and what they did for animals and decided I should go there and get treatment. She was told I was to be their first cat – imagine that!

Well, I was welcomed with open arms. All the staff was just wonderful. My friend David met me at the door three mornings a week with a smile. Dr. Jessica worked with Mom on my diet, gave me acupuncture and developed my programs. Dr. Amy put me through my paces and also worked with me on the water treadmill. As you can imagine, I discussed with anyone who would listen …. AT THE TOP OF MY VOICE. … how much I disliked that. But, everything they did made me stronger and stronger.

I came to CARE very weak and unable to walk straight and true. My Mom had even bought portable stairs for the house so I could get into my favorite chair and to help me get up on the bed. I despaired at ever being able to run again, much less climb my cat tree. After finishing my treatment at CARE I am a new cat. I can run, I can jump, and I can walk straight and best of all, Saturday I RAN up my cat tree for the first time and felt very proud. I owe the new me to CARE. I heartily recommend these wonderful caring people. They do terrific things for dogs, but now they can say they do wonderful things for cats, too. I am living, walking, and jumping proof. Thank you. Thank you.”

BEN “the cat” and his mom C.B.