Sixteen-Year Old Provides a Lesson in Empathy for Every Sentient Life in Need… ♥
This is Scooter, the rat. He was affected by a brain tumor that caused front leg paralysis. He was adopted and rescued from a pet store (the store is now out of business) that was just going to throw him away by using him as food for another animal.
His savior, 16-year old Amanda Cech, of Saginow, MI not only took him in, but she made him this chair for easier mobility… and decided the best name for this little guy would be Scooter.
Scooter was able to live his life with mobility, not only from the chair, but from mobility gained by the design of his chair. His legs were pulled through the arm holes to rest on his armrest every day, and this acted as a form of physical therapy and allowed him to gain physical mobility in his front left leg for a short period of time before he passed away.
His human tried to get his story in the local paper to share this amazing tale of hope, love, and respect for animals of every size, but the story was shot down because, “no one wants to read about a rat in a wheelchair”.
—Well, we most certainly care, Amanda, and applaud you for your forward-thinking compassionate actions to make this rat’s life matter. Scooter most certainly knew he was deeply loved.
Much gratitude to all the Amanda’s of this world who extend their creative kindness to the misunderstood and under-served, and in doing so, teach us all a thing or two about what it means to truly care and empathize.
Friends, here locally in the valley, Any Rat Rescue is a wonderful pet rat rescue group that is led by dedicated director Jenna R Lillibridge, and assisted by caring foster parents and selfless volunteers. Please visit their fb pages & website to see what you can do to contribute.
Thank you! ~Admin ♥
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