On my way home from work, mid-February, I saw J.D. dragging himself across a busy road with his front legs. I thought he'd been hit, so I went back and picked him up and took him to the vet. X-rays indicated that nothing was broken, just that his muscles looked a little swollen. He was tested negative for both heartworm and FIL/FIV. Although for the first 2 weeks or so, he was almost completely unable to move his back legs (just a toe twitch now and then), J.D is well on his way to being a completely normal and healthy cat. He no longer drags himself and just walks a little bow-legged. He gets up and down off the couch with no problem. He and my cat love to play and he gets along just fine with my dog. He's extremely loving, has a great appetite, and has no problems moving around, especially when he wants my attention. He's fully litter trained and is completely comfortable using a crate or carrier. I haven't trained him to stay in a crate, but I'm sure there would be no problem doing so. He's also been fixed, so you won't have to shoulder the cost or worry about any kittens! I've also discovered he's fond of toilet water. However, due to his "iffy" back legs, the lid needs to stay shut, or he will fall in!
J.D. is a very friendly and loveable cat, and would make a great addition to your family. He's come a long way since the day I picked him up, and he deserves to find his forever home.