Spunky CNY Kitten Determined To Walk Again Needs Your Help
This paralyzed 4-month-old kitten doing well, considering...See how you can help in his recovery.
Meet Wheelie. He's currently living at the Clinton Pet Vet Rescue and Sanctuary. Mare Clarey, Director of Operations, tells us his paralysis may have happened by someone sitting on him or pulling his tail when he was younger.
Wheelie doesn't know that he's different from the other kittens. He's very spunky and can get around without his wheelchair but currently has no control over his hind legs.
Wheelie will outgrow the wheelchair purchased from Amazon and donated by employees of Clinton Pet Vet in a few short months. He needs a wheelchair; it's part of his recovery and will help with strength and mobility. He is also receiving laser therapy and water therapy.
Mohawk Valley Community College has reached out to help Wheelie by offering to make a new wheelchair with the college's 3D printers. The MVCC Engineering, Technology, and Trades Technical Assistant David Smith told Spectrum News:
"We think that we'd like to have something that can adapt as the kitten grows...With the equipment, we have here we can quickly create parts, try them out, put them together, and go through a lot of variations until we get what we want,"
There's still hope that Wheelie will recover from his paralysis, but until then, monetary donations are desperately needed. You can visit Wheelie at the Clinton Pet Vet Rescue and Sanctuary, 86 Meadow Street in Clinton. They're open Tuesday -Saturday 9:30 - 1 and Sunday 9:30 - 12 noon. You can donate via PayPal @ paypal.me/CPVsanctuary
CPV Rescue and Sanctuary is a no-kill shelter that relies on the generosity of caring individuals to help care for the lost, neglected, abused, and abandoned animals of the Mohawk Valley and beyond. All donations will help to assist animals in need. Your contribution will go 100% towards animal care and the daily cost of operating our facility.
Spectrum News says The Mohawk Valley Community College's Fabrication Lab also takes 3D printer requests from the community.