to be tragically mapped out and afflicted with finality. The cat suffered a spinal fracture and was therefore no longer able to walk, but only pulled his hind legs behind him.
The decision to release the little tiger from its suffering and to put it to sleep was not far off. It was simply heartbreaking to have to watch every day how the little one, with eyes full of discovery and liveliness, pulled her abdomen behind with great effort.
High school students as rescuers in need
But Flipper's fate was to take a decisive turn when pupils from Conifer High School in America, Colorado became aware of the cat in class. Entrepreneurship paired with designer talent and last but not least the love for cats gave the paralyzed animal a new start in life. A cat wheelchair was planned. After simulating the first drafts on the computer, the cat's high school students constructed the animal wheelchair, which lifts Flipper's abdomen using a loop that is attached to a rod. Thanks to two wheels, the cat can now easily pull its body behind it.
The cat wheelchair and its importance for the future
The result makes the hearts of animal lovers around the world beat faster, because Flipper can finally express their zest for life unbridled and romp around in the area like its healthy counterparts. The new harness did not cure the house tiger known as the robot cat, but it did give him the opportunity to live a reasonably normal life.
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Next goal: Flipper should be able to run again
And Flipper's journey is not over yet: doctors and students have set a goal of a complete restoration of the animal's nerve regions. The new cat wheelchair makes an enormous contribution here, because the fact that Flipper is now moving more and faster stimulates the problem regions - even if, of course, the hind legs are still unable to perform natural movements. We keep our fingers crossed for Flipper together with numerous cat friends!6 comments Login to comment