However, it soon became clear that Ziggy's care and medical costs were more complicated and expensive than the rescue could handle and they thought euthanasia might be the only option. But her foster mom just couldn't give up on her. The adorable kitten had worked her way into her heart as well as the hearts of her elementary school students. Every time she came to visit, the kids would shower Ziggy with attention and gifts of handmade toys and tiaras!
The foster got in touch withMilo's Sanctuary and Special Needs Cat Rescue, a southern California-based non-profit specializing in rescuing cats with physical challenges such as blindness, missing limbs, paralysis, and their medical conditions. Milo's heard Ziggy's story, took one look at her beautiful face, and immediately agreed to take her into their Lifetime Care Program designed for cats who can't be re-homed due to medical or other issues.
Before leaving New Mexico, Ziggy had a setback when it was discovered that sores on one of her paralyzed legs wouldn't heal and the only option was to amputate the leg. But Ziggy is a fighter and came through the surgery like a champ. She made the road trip to Milo's Sanctuary and they immediately introduced Ziggy to Facebook where overnight she became a fan favorite.