A woman in Canada found a tiny black kitten hiding in her barn. Right away, she noticed that the poor baby looked injured. Both it’s back legs seemed to be broken and were unable to be used. She contacted a local organization, CARMA Sussex, Cat Rescue Maritimes, and their volunteers rushed over to investigate. The desperate kitten could only get around by dragging it’s back legs, which were completely paralyzed.
The team was afraid the kitten would not be able to be saved, but rushed him to their vet.
After a thorough exam, the vet confirmed that the young boy did not have any physical injuries caused from an attack or tragic accident. Unfortunately, his deformed legs were due to a birth defect. They would be a lifelong struggle for him.
The good news with this is that the kitten, appropriately named Champ, was not in any pain. He received an otherwise clean bill of health and was surprisingly strong for his circumstances.
Champ was taken into foster care and a wheelchair is on order for him. Alas, he is still too small to be fitted properly with the gear. His foster parents came up with a brilliant idea though!
They used Lego’s to build Champ a custom sized mini set of wheels!
Champ was fitted with a small red sock to prevent any rubbing or chafing from the genius device. Now he can scoot around with his foster brothers and sisters like any other rambunctious kitten!
CARMA is not currently taking applications to adopt this little fighter. But be sure to follow his story on their Facebook and Instagram pages.
Keep on truckin’ little fella!!!
UPDATE APRIL 2019
Not too long after our original story posted, CARMA shared an amazing video on their Facebook page.
Check out Champ–he’s not only truckin’ along, he’s basically mountain climbing!!!
Champ is still with the CARMA family and they are still not accepting applications for him. The sweet boy does love to have visits from cat lovers whenever he can though. He is happy to attend adoption events for meet and greets. It seems that Champ has deemed himself the “kitties champion”, because his new goal is to help others.
You know, while still looking adorable during photo shoots!
With his new lease on life, it seems the horizon is full of beautiful possibilities for this special boy <3
REMEMBER: ADOPT, DON’T SHOP; FOSTERING SAVES LIVES & SPAY AND NEUTER!