By Shannon Lane
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Fortunately, with physiotherapy and the aid of a state-of-the-art wheelchair, he’s been given a new lease of life.
Rexie the two-year-old cat lives in Yekaterinburg, Russia, with his owner Daria Minaeva, a language tutor.
Daria said: “This little kitty has become a part of my life, and he definitely valued his own life and didn't want to give up on living.”
Apart from his disability, Rexie is like every other domestic cat and enjoys playing with cardboard boxes and chasing insects around.
His owner said: “He pretty much does the same things normal cats do with only one exception, he can't jump, so most of the time he has to stay on the floor and can't enjoy walking on some high ledges like other cats.
“He can’t control his legs so sometimes when he sits, and his feet happen to be at the edge, they just hang which makes it look like he’s sitting like a person.”
Unfortunately vets can’t say if it's possible for Rexie to ever be able to walk on his all four paws again, however this courageous cat doesn’t let this stop him moving.
Daria said: “He’s adapted to live a life as a two-legged cat. He doesn't use his back feet at all, but it doesn't stop him from walking, running and even climbing.”
This fearless feline’s owner is passionate about the importance in rehabilitating and caring for less abled, or injured animals.
She said: “Usually it's not their two eyes or four feet we own them for. There's something more than that, some spiritual connection between an owner and their pet.
“The pet might lose an eye or end up without a limb but it doesn't break up the connection. That's what matters.
“ I was very despaired when that situation happened to Rexie, but he showed me that it's life that should be valued the most, and with a loving owner it's possible for a disabled pet to live a happy one.”