Technicians at Massapequa Pet Vet built a Lego wheelchair for a 5-week-old rescue kitten named Mac N'Cheez. The kitten was given the name because it was reportedly delivered to the animal hospital in a box of macaroni and cheese. Screen capture/Massapequa Pet Vet /Facebook
MASSAPEQUA , N.Y., May 13 (UPI) -- A kitten that was found paralyzed and abandoned by its mother on the streets of New York was given a unique makeshift wheelchair by a local veterinarian.
Massapequa Pet Vet shared video of the kitten scooting around for the first time in a wheelchair made out of Legos.
"Some of our very dedicated technicians went digging through old toys they had and made him a make-shift wheelchair that allows him to finally run," they wrote. "We love this little guy and can't wait to see what the future holds for him."
According to Inside Edition, Massapequa Pet Vet staff gave the 5-week-old kitten the name Mac N'Cheez because it was brought to the shelter in a box of macaroni and cheese.
The Lego wheelchair is meant to be a temporary aid for the newborn kitten as Massapequa Pet Vet noted that the presence of feeling in his legs means he could walk again.
"He does have feeling in his hind end which is a good sign and we hope to rehabilitate, treat and eventually find him a good home," they wrote on Facebook.
Veterinarian Donna Terris said that Mac N'Cheez's rehabilitation includes swimming in a shallow pool and training his reflexes with an iPad.