No one really knows how the 6-week-old kitten ended up on the side of a road in Tennessee. Whatever had happened, the kitten, later named Jesse the Wonder Cat (or Jesse for short), was paralyzed from the waist down.
Luckily, a man found Jesse, picked him up and delivered him to the Cat Clinic of Chattanooga.
At the clinic, the vet team examined Jesse and discovered he had a severe spinal injury. He’d never be able to use his back legs again, but vets still thought he’d have a good quality of life.
“He was happy and he could eat on his own,” Jennifer Allen, assistant manager and vet technician at Cat Clinic of Chattanooga, told The Dodo. “He wasn’t in any pain.”
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