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Kitten Couldn't Walk ... Until Someone Cared Enough To Give Him Wheels

When volunteers rescued a group of 10-day-old kittens from an animal shelter in South Carolina, they didn't know that one of them would be extra special.


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One of the tiny, fluffy kittens was in fact paralyzed from the hips down. Volunteers from Friends of the HCACC soon named the tuxedo cat Tiny Tim and connected with a "hackers" collective of experimental tech creators called SubProto. They got to work creating a custom wheelchair small enough for Tiny Tim, who was no more than a handful at the time.

They're still tweaking the design, but Tiny Tim already looks healthier and happier.

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"When you see a little animal like him who has a special need, sometimes people have a misconception about that," Cathy Salmons, a volunteer for Friends of HCACC told Mandy Noell at Cleveland's Channel 19. "This is a happy little kitten. He deserves every chance to live."

Tiny Tim getting fitted in his jaunty new wheelchair.Facebook/SubProto

Tiny Tim getting fitted in his jaunty new wheelchair. | Facebook/SubProto

Below is a video of Tiny Tim being fitted, and you can watch more of his story here.