This is for all the folks tired of the gloom and doom threads.
A poor little kitten was born with a birth defect that doesn't allow her to control he back legs. She had to drag herself around with only he front
legs, dragging her body behind her. The shelter she was staying at thought they would have to euthanize her. Along comes a High School robotics team
and they managed to build a contraption to allow the poor kitty to walk again.
High schoolers help crippled cat walk again
A group of robotics students in Colorado teamed up with a veterinarian to devise a life-saving solution for one crippled kitty.
According to CNN, the cat, Flipper, suffered a spine fracture that left her unable to control her hind legs, making it impossible for her to get
around, and putting her in danger being put to sleep.
“Our problem was the spinal cord was twisted much like a telephone cable is twisted,” said Dr. Harry Gurney, who treated Flipper at his clinic in
Aspen. “While half the body was going forward the other half of the body was going sideways.”
Gurney then turned to the “Blitz Robot” club at Conifer High School. After running through a few models, the team assembled a two-wheeled “cat
cart” that secured Flipper to a harness while allowing her to use her front legs to push herself without further damage.
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