Tiny Kitten With No Hind Legs Walks In Wee Wheelchair For First Time

Cassidy is a teeny, formerly feral kitten with no back legs who just took his first steps in a bitty wheelchair made specially for him.

It’s a few small steps for this kitten, one hopefully giant step for the compassionate treatment of all cats.

Bipawd #MiracleKitten Cassidy takes his first steps in his new wheelchair — totally unassisted. Just amazing. <3This tiny feral kitten lost both back legs when he was born, and somehow managed to survive for nine weeks in the forest. It is a medical miracle that he survived even a day with such severe injuries, let alone nine weeks. His little body had just about given out from starvation and infection by the time we rescued him, but he never gave up! Thanks to the team at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital for giving Cassidy the chance he fought so hard for, and to Andrew at HandicappedPetsCanada.com for making the tiniest wheelchair he's ever made just so Cassidy wouldn't have to wait to feel the wind in his glorious floof.And our heartfelt thanks to those who have donated for Cassidy's medical expenses, sent supplies, made stump covers, shared posts and offered encouragement…. each of you has played a role in this tiny miracle! Watch Cassidy on our livestream, 24/7 at http://tinykittens.comMore about what we do: http://tinykittens.com/programs

Posted by Tinykittens on Saturday, September 26, 2015

Cassidy was born to a feral mother about four months ago, at the beginning of July. It’s believed that he lost both legs below the knee soon after.

“This is somewhat grisly, but we suspect his mom may have accidentally chewed them off when she was trying to detach his umbilical cord at birth. It’s incredible that he survived,” says Shelly Roche, a Canada-based cat advocate and founder of the —> Read More