Cassidy, the kitten, was found stumbling around a Canadian forest near starvation. Surviving alone in the forest for 9 weeks, and weighed less than one pound when he was brought into the cat sanctuary Tiny Kittens.
The sanctuary believe Cassidy’s mother accidentally chewed off his legs when trying to chew through the umbilical chord. The wounds then developed an E. coli, and he lost both his legs.
Tiny Kittens put a call out on Facebook to see if anybody might help them make a wheelchair or sling for Cassidy. Josh Messmer and Isaiah Walker (17 year old high school students) saw the post and designed and built a kitten wheelchair using 3D printing.
Cassidy is now walking with the aid of wheels, as this video shows.