Dilly

"I wish I could make it to the litter box! Oh – one more try – please?"

Dilly wants so much to be a housetrained cat. She’s always making every attempt to get to her box in time. But she was born with a condition that makes it very hard. Her hind end is partially paralyzed, and she has to drag her legs around behind her when she walks. Being such a tiny kitten, she hasn’t totally gotten the hang of it yet, and it can sometimes be hard to get where she’s going.

Dilly was born in an animal shelter. But she came to Best Friends so that she could get help for her problem. Hers is a difficult condition to treat, but with time and medical attention, we hope she’ll regain some control over that hind end of hers – and some day, be a fully litter box-using cat who can be adopted into a happy home!

DILLY'S PROGRESS JOURNAL
How did you get up there? November 10, 2015

Dilly, the special needs cat, continues to surprise her caregivers with her stealthy, agile ways.

First sleepover! June 27, 2011

Dilly enjoyed an evening of luxury and comfort -- but it was her overnight host who felt like she had hit the jackpot.

Tripod March 29, 2011

Dilly has surgery to remove her back leg and now gets around much better and is doing great!

Benton's House August 30, 2010

A volunteer (who is also a mom to a cat featured in the Guardian Angel program) visits Dilly and her friend, Dot. Read the update!

Catitude January 8, 2010

Dilly starts the new year in the usual fashion -- with sass and a spunkiness that is very fitting of a diva like herself.

Dilly Fan Club November 5, 2007

Membership in the club is free and comes with the guarantee of smiles, laughs and lots fun watching Dilly and her pals at Niblets.

Dilly has competition June 20, 2007

Everyone wants to be top cat. How will Dilly handle the competition?

Pretty in pink May 7, 2007

Sporting a bright pink bandage, Dilly looks like a diva, even with a little boo boo.

Summarizing Dilly March 20, 2007

Dilly's former foster mom Liz remembers life with Dilly and reviews her life so far.

What does it take? March 5, 2007

Dilly is a healthy and happy adoptable cat! Find out what it takes to care for her.

Super Dilly February 20, 2007

Visting Best Friends for the first time, Christina shares her experience with Dilly.

Dilly the Great January 31, 2007

Find out what new adventures Dilly's been up to this week.

Dilly's got attitude... January 23, 2007

An "I can do anything" attitude, that is!

Still the queen? January 15, 2007

Dilly has competition in her new living space at Bentons.

All about Dilly January 8, 2007

Volunteer Carrie shares her experience meeting Dilly for the first time.

A very Dilly Christmas December 18, 2006

Christmas comes early to Benton's room as a Dilly fan sends gifts from afar.

Queen Crabby-Pants December 4, 2006

Liz updates us on Dilly and her former foster siblings.

What's Dilly doing? November 20, 2006

Dilly is on the move! Watch a two part video and find out more!

On the move October 31, 2006

The kids are growing up. What changes are in store for them?

Dilly's motto October 13, 2006

We make an attempt to put diapers on Dilly. She's not having it though!

Best week ever September 29, 2006

Liz is jumping up and down with excitement and can't wait to share!

Two steps forward September 21, 2006

Two steps forward and one step back. Dilly gets her first UTI.

The big dip! September 12, 2006

Last one in is a rotten egg!

Attack of ringworm! August 29, 2006

Liz fills us in on why "The Terrible Threesome" are still in foster care.

Top model August 21, 2006

Dilly strikes a pose for one of our photographers.

Special care August 15, 2006

Sharon explains how to care for an incontinent cat like Dilly.

Dilly the diva? August 9, 2006

Well, not really a diva.........more like same old silly Dilly!

Baby steps July 31, 2006

Liz explains a typical physical therapy session with Dilly.

Messy crazy kittens July 27, 2006

Liz explains the obstacles... and rewards... of living with an incontinent kitty.

Dilly visits the vet July 17, 2006

Dilly visits our clinic and comes out with a physical therapy plan.

New buddies July 13, 2006

Dilly ends solitary confinement and moves in with Little Mister and Maynard!

Welcome Dilly July 5, 2006

Dilly arrives at her foster home with Animal Help Specialist Liz Finch.