Vet Assistant Uses K’NEX Construction Set to Make Wheelchair Chariot for Kitten

Kitten wheelchair made with K'NEX construction toys is adorable and functional.

Kitten wheelchair made with K'NEX construction toys is adorable and functional.

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K’NEX Construction Sets can be used to make a wide assortment of items – from trains to roller coasters; but when a Vet Assistant named Luke met a tiny kitten dubbed Joe, he opened a whole new world of possibilities for the popular children’s toy.

Little Joe was brought to Mission Valley Animal Hospital in British Columbia by good Samaritans who found the kitten alone, and in need of love. After evaluation, veterinarians were able to determine that the kitten is a mere 7 weeks old, with no use of his back legs. In fact, radiographs show that his back legs aren’t even attached!

Joe getting ready for his daily exercise.

Posted by Mission Veterinary Hospital on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Regardless of the challenges he has already encountered in his short life, Joe is a sweetheart with spirit, determination, and love to spare, who has managed to touch the hearts of the entire staff at Mission Valley. So much so, that one of the Vet Assistants wanted to show him a little extra love in return.

Using a children’s K’NEX Construction Set, a Vet Assistant named Luke, who has been with Mission Valley since August 2014, crafted one of the coolest things ever: a mini wheelchair chariot that allows Little Joe to get around the office (where he is currently being fostered by staff), and discover his own form of independence.

Watch a video of Joe on the go in his kitten wheelchair chariot here and follow his progress by liking Mission Valley Animal Hospital on Facebook.

We’re thinking Inventor of the Year Award should go to Luke. Agree?

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