Paralyzed cat gets second chance at life thanks to specially designed wheelchair

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LOS ANGELES (WITI) — A kitten that was born with a condition that makes it impossible to walk is learning how to get around thanks to a specially designed, 4-wheeled buggy!

According to Valley Cats Inc. in Woodland Hills, “Tumbelina” suffers from cerebellar hypoplasia, She has a will to walk, but not the ability.

Accoding to KTLA, the rescue organization stepped in to save the kitten who was at risk of being put down because of her condition, according to a post on YouTube.

The buggy, provided by the rescuers, helps Tumbelina to propel herself forward without the help and support of her caregivers.

All that’s left for Tumbelina to do now is find a forever home!

To learn more about Tumbelina and her adoption process, CLICK HERE.


  • Yvette Berke


    We first want to thank everyone who wanted to give this little kitten a home, and there were many of you out there. It should give all rescuers a great feeling to know that such warm-hearted people are out there, ready to give a home to a special-needs animal.

    Tumbalina now has a home with another special needs cerebellar hypoplasia cat who is also blind. She has a family ready to give her lots of time, patience, and any therapy she needs. We here at Valley Cats/Petopia will miss her very much, but we realize that she will also get the love and care she deserves 24/7. Tumbles proved to be a survivor and we know she will do well in the future.

    Tumbles had a wonderful, dedicated foster mom and dad since her rescue from the shelter, and there are not enough words to thank them for their time, love and efforts to keep Tumbles clean and well-fed.

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