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Catcart helps paralyzed kitty

One little kitten with a sad start to her life has a much brighter future thanks to the robotics club at a Colorado high school.

By Vetstreet Jan 28, 2013 4:10PM

By Kristen Seymour

The Conifer High School robotics club came to the aid of Flipper, a 9-month-old cat at the Aspen Park Veterinary Hospital, by building the longhaired kitten a customized cat cart, reports the Denver Post

The hospital is a regular donor to the club, and when they approached the high school crew, the students were ready for the challenge.

Photo: Courtesy of VetstreetFlipper came to the hospital months ago with a broken back that left her unable to use her hind legs. It took the robotics club a few months and numerous prototypes, but the end result has been well worth it.

"There's been significant improvement and that supposedly doesn't happen," veterinarian H.C. "Doc" Gurney said.

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The partially paralyzed kitten wears the device for about two hours a day, during which time she gets around fairly well, although she occasionally takes a corner a little too tightly and hits a wall. She's in good hands, however; the hospital intends to keep here there so they can continue to care for her.

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Photo: Courtesy of Vetstreet

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Jan 28, 2013 4:58PM
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Good job students. This little girl cat has a new lease on her life thanks to you all!
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