Disabled Cat from Streets Turned Affectionate Therapy Pet


Despite a rough kittenhood in the streets of Tijuana, Dan Walker is a friendly and disabled feline who now bring comfort to people in nursing homes, children’s shelters, hospitals and more.

The tough cat was born without back paws and when he was rescued his legs had severe open wounds. The injuries were likely sustained from dragging them around in an effort to stay mobile.

Thankfully, Dan was rescued and rehabilitated in San Diego. His new owner noticed something special about the young cat.

He isn’t skittish, he enjoys car rides and loves being pet by strangers. All these characteristics made him an ideal candidate for a Pet Encounter Therapy (PET) program.

Now, long removed from his dire situation in the streets, Dan is now bringing much needed comfort to humans who need him most.