Cassidy the kitten was born to a feral mother and was discovered at around nine weeks of age, with his two hind legs missing and a series of health problems.

“By the time he was rescued, he had nearly starved to death and his depleted body had stopped fighting a horrific E. Coli infection in both stumps,” a spokesperson from the Tiny Kittens Society wrote on its website.

The society rescues stray, feral, abandoned, unwanted and abused cats in Canada, and founder Shelly Roche has a theory as to how Cassidy managed to lose his legs.

“This is somewhat grisly, but we suspect his mom may have accidentally chewed them off when she was trying to detach his umbilical cord at birth,” she

Now that Roche and the rest of the Tiny Kittens Society have managed to nurse Cassidy back to health, the organisation set about getting his means of transport fixed, which meant getting the smallest wheelchair ever made by HandicappedPetsCanada constructed for the kitten.

The wheelchair worked and the Tiny Kitten Society posted a video of Cassidy’s first unaided steps on Facebook to celebrate.

h/t - Independent.co.uk