Back in February, Odin started to self-mutilate his back paws on the legs that are no longer working. Due to this, he had to go on a drug called Gabapentin that is working for him, however it does cause side effects, the biggest one being lethargy. The self-trauma has stopped for the most part, however he is now developing abscesses in his rear legs, due to poor blood circulation. So, these legs are doing nothing but getting in his way at this point, so it's time for them to go! By removing his legs, the hope is to also wean him off of his medication, giving him a much better quality of life, and his neurologist seems hopeful.
The Cat Welfare Association would be providing the cost for this surgery, as Odin is technically a foster, BUT I want to help them as much as I can as well, since they have done so much for Odin and so many other cats in the Columbus community. The funds will go directly to the rescue organization to help with Odin's operations, and any additional funds will help the hundreds of cats that they provide a home for.