March 27, 2023

Tiny kitten with two missing paws gets a teeny wheelchair to frolic in

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CPsRt4ZU8AApYPdBy Laura Vitto From Mashable

For one teeny kitten, good things come from fighting to stay alive.

Cassidy is a two-legged kitten who spent the first nine weeks of life with no one to care for him. When a concerned citizen discovered the kitten fending for himself in Langley, British Columbia, he was placed in the care of animal rescuer Shelly Roche, Langley Advance reports.

Cassidy, well-fed and healthy, now frolics and plays with the help of a tiny wheelchair.

Roche works for TinyKittens, a non-profit animal sanctuary based in British Columbia. When she first brought Cassidy in for a veterinary check up, doctors were unsure the starving kitten would make it, due to an E. coli infection in both stumps. Later, Roche took the kitten to see local veterinarian Dr. Renee Ferguson at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, who cleaned the kitten’s injured back legs.

Cassidy is the star of the site, which has a live cam showing his progress.
In the time since Roche took in Cassidy, the kitten’s life has steadily improved. After Roche set up a livestream of the kitten on the TinyKittens website, interest in Cassidy’s story has grown. Two local high school students even took it upon themselves to design and 3D-print a makeshift wheelchair for Cassidy.

CTV News has video of the kitten’s first fitting:

But now, Cassidy’s settled into his official tiny wheelchair, courtesy of Handicapped Pets Canada.

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