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Paralyzed kitten by Leonca Paralyzed kitten by Leonca
Rescue cat at the clinic where I work. 4-month old male kitten. He is suffering paralysis from some injury but still has feeling in his hind legs. The vet is trying to design a cart for him. He can run really fast, but as he gets heavier it will put more wear on the skin on his legs. He has a hard time using even a modified litter box, so I wonder if anyone would be willing to adopt him. =(

Update: He will be getting a donated cart soon.
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BubbletheCat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
such a beautiful kitty! i hope he gets a nice home soon :( , i wish i could adopt him but i just adopted a little kitten from a shelter about 3 months ago 
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Leonca Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think he will end up finding a permanent home in the clinic.
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BubbletheCat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o, i wish the best for him anyways~ ouo
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vasodelirium Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
poor kitty...he seems to be full of life despite his problem.
i wish he finds a lovely home!
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Leonca Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. He is quite active. =)
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BlueRose28 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
He's cute! I hope he finds a home soon:)
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Leonca Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. =D
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PaleHok Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Check out a brand called Walkin Wheels. They have regular carts for animals of any breed or size, even for those weighing 10 lbs or less. They'd last forever for a cat. I bought one for my paralyzed Labrador several months ago, they're seriously great. Hope someone adopts the thing! It's only a handicap if we look at it that way. He's no less adoptable now than he was before to the right person.
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Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I’ll check it out. Still not sure how that solves the litter box thing though. Seems like a dog with a cart would be easier to take care of.
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PaleHok Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The wheelchairs are designed to allow the animal to go to the bathroom without being removed from the cart. Some animals won't go in the carts, of course, but I'm sure there is a way to help this cat with the litterbox. He's not the only paralyzed cat. Don't give up on him already <8[

Cats are more resilient than a lot of dogs to be honest. I'm sure if you look up cats in wheelchairs, you will see what I mean. A wheelchair is for any animal. It's no different with a dog than a cat. They both have four legs and the same basic needs. They're also much lighter and smaller, which is so much easier to move them, help them, take them out, or carry them up the stairs that their wheelchair can't help them with. My dog was 84 lbs, and I assure you I would have much rather had a paralyzed cat than to carry my hefty dog in and out and up the stairs. It may seem like a bother or a struggle, but he deserves the chance to be helped. Just because he's a cat and needs a litterbox doesn't mean it's any less helpful.
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Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your dog is lucky to have you.
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PaleHok Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, honestly, but she passed right before my birthday. She had organ failure soon after I got her her wheelchair. I have a picture of her here with some links if you're interested in seeing what the wheelchairs look like.

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Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry to hear that. Thanks for the info.
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Raineve Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww poor baby...I cant have anymore cats sadly..I already have like 11 :( I hope he finds a great home!
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Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the feeling. Thanks. =)
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Raineve Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Np! :)
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HiddenLions Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D:> poor thing
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theorangecrow Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
the poor thing!!! i wish i could adopt him!!!
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TheTinkerThinker Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Just like with the Merle dog.
Thanks for showing us the other side of being a vet that they never advertise.
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Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The vet specializes in taking in animals that need medical care. We recently adopted out a kitten with almost no tail (like a Japanese bobtail type mutation), and a front leg that needed amputating. =)
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TheTinkerThinker Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Indeed. It's easy to forget that doctors heal the sick and not the healthy happy people that always appear on medical brochures.
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liger0schnider Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Poor cat but he's still cute!
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ItisjustI Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
nevermind that, my mom totally wimped out just hearing about it. She's gone wussy.
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ItisjustI Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm... If we didn't have four cats already, I would. I'll ask my mom, if nobody does in a year or so--we have one cat left that's not long for this world.
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Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it can be hard meeting ones you want when you have so many already. My parents never want our number to go up to 5 again. :XD:
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ItisjustI Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Heh yeah. Now only one of these kitties is mine; my little Mew. She's in perfect health and doesn't require any unusual care, which is good, because I have too much ADHD to remember anything like that. (sigh) Which is why it would be a bad idea for me PERSONALLY to try to drive out to Oklahoma and take in your little paralyzed kitten. :P And my mom... she could do it. She's great at that. But apparently she'd 'feel too bad' to help any animal that truly needs her... I guess TOO much compassion can be utterly useless. Oh well.
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Radioactive-Ink Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, the poor thing! D: I wish I could adopt him, but my parents won't let me adopt any more pets :'( I hope he finds a good home!
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Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. =)
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Radioactive-Ink Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Leah-the-Red Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ooooh that poor cat! If I had the time to care for him I would try to... I hope he finds a good home and doesn't have to be put down simply because of that injury. Other than that, he's perfectly healthy, right?
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Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, he’s in good shape otherwise. There is a chance he could improve, but it’s probably slim.
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Leah-the-Red Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well I hope so. Give him lots of love while you can <3
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
awww! I sure hope someone does - he has such a sweet face!
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Leonca Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I think he may grow to be a bit of a poofy one for a shorthair. =p
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
LOL, poofy :love: we've got a longhair tiger who is Poofy!! This one looks like he'll just be plush :giggle: His marking are beautiful.
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