City Kitties [citykitties.org] rescued our little guy. He was found on a walk through the Pine Barrens (hence the name: Twig) by Lord Whimsy [lordwhimsy.com] and his wife Susan Crawford [planktonart.com/susan.html]
He had been declawed, and was attacked by something, and had terrible infections in all 4 paws, down into the bones. But City Kitties and the wonderful doctors at TheCatDoctor [thecatdr.com] brought our little guy back.
He we are proud to report he is doing wonderfully! He wakes us up every morning around 5 with his healthy lungs... and loves chomping on my wife's cat nip plants out back and then rolling in the sun afterward. He's doing great, and is really happy.