It’s definitely safe to say that Cassidy the cat hasn’t had an easy life.
If you haven’t heard of him already, the kitten was rescued from a feral cat colony at only nine weeks old. When staff with the non-profit group Tiny Kittens found him though, they noticed he was starving and missing portions of both of his hind legs.
Naturally, they took him in and when word started to spread, help came from an unlikely source. Students from Walnut Grove High School in British Columbia got together and crafted the animal an adorable prosthetic wheelchair, allowing him to move freely.
While watching Cassidy roll around was definitely adorable, he inevitably grew out of the wheelchair after about a year. That forced him to start learning how to walk on just two legs, but he even had a Roomba phase for a while:
Well guess what? After all that, no more Roombas or wheelchairs will be needed. Cassidy is now getting a pair of legs he can call his own.
Tiny Kittens reports on its Facebook page that Cassidy received Botox injections on Wednesday, in preparation for an operation that will see the cat outfitted with prosthetic legs. According to the CBC, this is the first operation of its kind in the world–at least, as far as cats go.
Because this is such a new procedure, it’s still unclear exactly how the prosthetic will look because it is still being designed. But the hope is once it’s all over, Cassidy should be able to live a perfectly normal life.
Way to go, Cassidy!