Paralysed Kitty Runs Again!

Posted in Cat Videos - On: May 14, 2016 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Videos 
Last Updated: April 23, 2022  
Author:  Jan Travell

An abandoned kitten brought in to a vet in New York with badly damaged legs has been given the chance to walk again by staff who built him a Lego wheelchair.

They call him Mac, short for Mac n Cheez after being found in a recycled macaroni cheese box.

“We put him on the ground and he just took off,” said Dr. Ned Horowitz. “He’s starting to slowly regain some use of his legs,” added Horowitz,

“We took x-rays, and he’s on medication to hopefully help him. He’s eating well, he’s very playful, he’s affectionate.”

He is currently being looked after by a member of staff, Gabby, at the veterinary hospital with the idea that he will be put up for adoption when he’s healthy enough.

But Gabby confesses of her foster kitten, “My husband and I are thinking of keeping him due to the medical issues he’ll potentially need in the future — and also because we’ve fallen head over heels for him.” I don’t blame him, he is completely adorable.


Mac has since been given his own dedicated Facebook page for fans to track his recovery, which includes swimming classes and physical therapy with tiny exercise balls.

Watch the video to see his progress:


Click here to see an amazing bond between a dog and a paralysed cat!

About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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