This kitty has an amazing will to live and incredible upper body strength. He was born with only two front legs but races like a champ!
Back in March we received a message from our local shelter about kittens who were orphaned and needed to be bottle fed.
One of the kittens was born without back legs. We had no idea if the kitten was in pain, if he had internal damage or if he would even live. We took him directly to one of our veterinarians for an evaluation.
The kitten, now known as Dan (formerly Cayden), was not in any pain and was actually very strong. Dan wanted to live and his doctor knew that we would give him every chance possible so we took him into foster care and raised him on a bottle.
As Dan grew so did his upper body strength. We continued with weekly vet visits to make sure that he was developing okay on the inside.
Every visit proved that he was just fine...he was just a bit unique.
He never dragged his back side. He was so strong that he would race across the floor on his two front legs without so much as his behind hitting the ground.
Truly an amazing sight to watch.
Watch 5-day-old Dan as he walks out of the carrier on two legs:
Dan was adopted by a family when he was about 12 weeks old. They had met Dan several times and were in love with the little guy from the first day that they held him.
About 9 months have passed since we all met Dan and he is still an amazing kitty who is truly one reason why we do what we do. He uses his litter box and races down the steps with no problems at all.
His best friend is his canine brother. He is healthy, he is happy and he is very much loved.
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