Disabled Kitty-Cat Takes His First Steps in a Custom-Made Walker

Thumper was rescued from a Redondo Beach yard, where he'd been abandoned along with nine of his little kitty-cat siblings. Vets were dismayed when they discovered that he had a rare neurological condition and couldn't use his back legs. Hoping to help Thumper keep up with the other kittens, they MADE HIM AN ADORABLE TINY KITTEN WALKER.


Via the Daily Mail:

PACT staff despaired of his chances.

'His neurological challenges... it's just so hard,' says Jane, breaking down.

'They don't survive environments like that.'

...'We got him in his walker, and from the minute we put him in, he took off,' says Jane.

Within weeks, Thumper was racing all over the place in his new walker - and strengthening his legs and back as he went.

When Thumper decided he was strong enough to go it alone, he made it clear to his carers he wanted the walker gone.

Now Thumper can get around on his own, but "with a distinctive walk." And the best thing about Thumper? YOU CAN ADOPT HIM.

BRB, moving to Redondo Beach.


I'm glad this one has an ending where the kitten can walk without the brace. I want to save as many animals as possible and provide them with good homes, but sometimes I find that people go too far and keep animals alive when their quality of life can't be enjoyable at all.

Also (edited after I saw pictures of him on the petfinder site), why is a white cat with a crescent moon mark on its face NOT NAMED ARTEMIS?