Sister Cats With Wobbly Legs, Get Second Chance At Normal Life…
These three sister kitties aren’t able to walk on their own, so a volunteer made them each their own set of wheels giving them a new lease on life. Meet the Powderpuff Girls – Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup!
These special kittens are living at the kitten nursery of Kitten Rescue, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that dedicates itself to saving homeless and abandoned cats and kittens.
They were born with a condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH), which means they are unable to walk and have difficulty controlling their motor functions. But, regardless of their condition, they’re full of love, curiosity, and playfulness.
They were saved from a kill-shelter, when they were just a week old. And, at that point no one had noticed anything to be wrong with them.
The feline sisters came to Kitten Rescue, and got a second chance at life. The nursery’s manager quickly realized that something wasn’t right – the three sisters weren’t outgrowing their “wobbliness”.
All three kitties have CH, which was caused by the exposure to Panleukopenia in utero.
The volunteers are working together to get these cats to eventually walk on their own.
“One of the volunteers made little wheelchairs for them to gain strength and they can stand and practice walking in them, which is amazing,” said Casey Elise Christopher.
These special carts allow caregivers to work with the kittens on strengthening their muscles so that they can learn to hold their bodies up on their own, and maybe even walk on their own one day.
Just moments after they got their new set of wheels, the kittens were overjoyed to finally be able to stand up. As a result of the excitement, they tried to catch whatever toys that came their way.
Tiny Buttercup is getting used to the wheelchair, and moving around on her own.
“These girls are courageous and strong, they don’t know any different and are so happy and loving. They will remain with us for as long as it takes to find them special adoptive homes where they will be cherished and cared for,” Kitten Rescue said.
The sisters are all loving their new found strength. They’re very eager to learn how to stand on their own, play, and walk on all fours.
Needless to say, all their caregivers are very proud! Share with friends!
(h/t: Love Meow)