Dodge – Recovered!

Dodge came to cats in Need after a harrowing ordeal that ended with a broken leg. Here’s an update!



After his splint was removed on February 26, Dodge did really well with his rehab work (it involved treats and lots of praise) as he relearned to walk on his leg without the casting.

He was released to our Cats in Need team member on March 4, and has adapted quite well to “life on the inside”!

He’s already running (in short sprints) and he really enjoys lap time. Plus he’s having a lot of fun with space to play and enjoying the toys.



His foster mother has two young kittens of her own, and he’s found he has a “mini me” who likes to follow him around and play with him!


We’re very grateful to The Cat Care Clinic in Orange who took care of him from start to finish.  We know they were disappointed to see this sweet love boy leave, but it was time for him to finish his outpatient work and get ready for a forever home of his own!

For information about adopting Dodge, please email an application to

We’re so thankful for all the support that’s come for Dodge, both in words of encouragement on our Facebook page and through monetary donations that have been made in his name – and that have gone directly to his surgery fund.

As of March 10, we’ve raised $1951.25 our $2000 goal!  We are still accepting tax-deductible donations in the following ways:

Online via paypal:

By mail:
Cats in Need
c/o PetSmart
5521 Mirage St
Yorba Linda, CA 92887

We also accept donations in person on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm during our adoption shows.


PS – Wonder how his foster mommy keeps him from jumping up on things so that he doesn’t put too much strain on his leg yet? Innovation!


Bird netting draped across the desk and tables keep Dodge safely confined to the floor (for now!).  Oh, and he’s gotten really comfortable when given exploratory time… IMG_9070

Yep, he’s going to make someone one happy family!

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