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Adorable kitten gets permanent case of the “zoomies” after getting fitted for new wheelchair
This is so adorable. He had the time of his life running around in his wheelchair. 😻
Gianella Argao
09.06.22

If you think wheelchairs are only for humans, then you’ve thought wrong.

Disabilities in animals are also catered to in a far greater (and more adorable) extent than you may think.

A tiny kitten was taken to Massapequa Pet Vet by a stranger who found the poor animal abandoned and unable to walk on the streets.

The good samaritan took pity on him.

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The veterinary team decided to rehabilitate the kitten so they can eventually find him a forever home.

They created a makeshift wheelchair to help accommodate the feline’s disability and seeing him running around on it is just the cutest thing.

The staff decided to call him Mac.

Upon full examination, they were able to confirm that Mac’s legs weren’t broken or fractured.

Despite evidently showing signs of pain, they couldn’t see what was making him disabled.

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Youtube - TinyPaws TV

They started physical therapy.

It included aquatic therapy to allow Mac to “walk” with less weight and pressure.

Although the kitten would often try to escape from his “pool,” every attempt made him stronger.

The staff also found an iPad game that shows a mouse on the screen to stimulate Mac’s mind and body. He definitely enjoyed this one.

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Youtube - TinyPaws TV

He also got a wheelchair upgrade.

This time, a technician manufactured a wheelchair for him which made him move around with more ease.

The kitten also did some stability training using a tennis ball.

Eventually, Mac found himself a playmate named Rex. Rex is being fostered by one of the techs at the vet.

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Youtube - TinyPaws TV

Mac also got some outdoor playtime.

He thoroughly enjoyed playing and running around under the sun. Mac is having the time of his life.

Meanwhile, his rehabilitation continues. He looks like he’s enjoying every bit of it now. It’s such a heartwarming sight to see.

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Youtube - TinyPaws TV

Mac is lucky to have them.

The whole team was so patient in helping Mac recover. They gave him all the love in the world. Day by day, the brave cat was getting stronger and stronger.

He can now climb wherever he wants to, run with his furry friends, and walk comfortably.

Even if he wasn’t able to regain the ability to move one of his hind legs, he was able to learn to live with it.

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Youtube - TinyPaws TV

Physical therapy works

The countless physical therapy sessions given to Mac turned out to be his lifesaver. Even if he was initially stubborn, he, later on, learned to enjoy it.

And even better, it made him stronger too.

Today, Mac has grown a lot bigger and is now as healthy as can be, thanks to the efforts of the vets at Massapequa Pet Vet.

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Youtube - TinyPaws TV

Mac’s story touched so many hearts.

One commenter said, “The only thing that can bring tears to my eyes these days is something like this. To see this sweet little life getting the love and care he deserves is moving and beautiful.”

Indeed, with the help of the beautiful hearts around him, Mac was able to get a brand new shot at life.

See Mac’s recovery in action in the video below!

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By Gianella Argao
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Gianella Argao is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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