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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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