A few months ago, a litter of kittens was found in the corner of a street in Long Island, abandoned by their mother. One of the kitties is Mac and Cheese, a cutie little sweety whose legs were paralyzed since birth.
Mac and Cheese is not as fortunate as his siblings as the kitten can’t move his legs. Unlike the others who looked pretty healthy, the paralyzed tiny cat need special help.
And so, his rescuer placed him in a Mac and Cheese box and sent her to the Massapequa Pet Vet animal rescue hospital in New York for a check. That is how he got the name Mac and Cheese. But let’s call him Mac in this post, shall we?
As the animal doctors investigated Mac’s case, his siblings were put to adoption and have luckily found their new families. But Mac was left at the center until the vets figured out his condition.
A little later, they learned that the kitten’s hind legs were paralyzed. Both his legs respond to touch and pain but the baby cat just couldn’t move them. They can’t, however, pinpoint what’s causing Mac’s paralysis.
At first, you might think there’s no more hope for the feline as there seemed to be no physical reason why he can’t walk. But the animal doctors believe that there’s still something they can do for this kitty. So they didn’t stop at doing their best to help the cat.
Thinking that a physical therapy shall help Mac’s legs, they devised a homemade wheelchair that could assist his walking. And finally! Five weeks after being born, the kitten experienced walking by himself. Thanks to the vets and his unique “wheels.”
In the video on the next page, you will see the happy furbaby rolling his wheels around the Massapequa Pet Vet animal rescue hospital. It is pretty obvious that the tiny feline fell in love with the homemade wheelchair right away.
Interestingly, Mac’s homemade wheelchair is simply made out of Erector set toy pieces. Have you seen those metal toy construction sets at Toys R Us? Who would have thought that those teeny weeny plaything can bring that much joy to a paralyzed cat?
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