With the help of 3D-printing, this kitten is reading to walk again.
In early September, Cassidy the kitten was seen near demise starving and stumbling around a Canadian wood. After nineweeks of somehow surviving by himself, “hes been” taken into care by the non-profitcat sanctuary Tiny Kittens. When rescue, he weighed less than half a kilogram( one pound) and the sanctuary was doubtful whether he would endure, let alone walk again. Its believed Cassidys motheraccidentally ground off his legs when trying to remove his umbilical chord. The weaves then developed an E. coli infection that his expended form was unable to fight.
Shelley Roche, founder ofTiny Kittens, told Global News: I introduced a call out on Facebook to see if anybody might help us with certain kinds of strap or maybe even a wheelchair. Two 17 -year-old high school students, Josh Messmer and Isaiah Walker, caught gale of the post and are determined to designand 3D-print a wheelchair for Cassidy at their school.
After the kitten received his new wheelchair, Roche added, He’s so much happier and having the freedom to move is something he’s never had before.
Tiny Kittens is a non-profit organization that is 100% voluntary flowed. They provide sanctuary for homeless and vacated cats, as well as helpresearch projects on feral the bag of cats and feline overpopulation. Not merely that, their Facebook page presents thema social media attendance, which they use to spread the word on responsiblepet possession( andfloodthe Internet with even more cute feline pictures ).
This is just one of many instances where 3D-printing has been usedfor medical and veterinary necessaries. Earlier this year, a Toucan received a 3D-printed bill, and only last montha cancer case was given a 3D-printed chest prosthetic. However, as of hitherto, this is arguably the cutest application of 3D-printing ever.
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