Life Changing Surgery Greatly Helps Paralyzed Cat Walk Again

CALIFORNIA – Gray now has got his legs back!

The California cat is walking again after a rare spinal cord infection had left him paralyzed from the waist down.

The rapid recovery happened all thanks going to the sheer determination of his owner and the veterinary care he received at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital, according to CBS 13, who first reported the story.

It all started about three months ago when the cat’s owner, Jack Hill, noticed Gray was struggling to walk on his back legs, and within a few days, he was rendered completely immobile.

Hill took the cat to UC Davis where he was then diagnosed with an infection of his spinal cord and surrounding vertebrae, CBS 13 reports. Although vets told Hill that the cat might never walk again, he wanted to move forward with any possible treatment.

The story goes on to say that vets staved off the infection by surgically removing part of the vertebrae, which in turn took pressure off the spinal cord and got Gray moving again.

“He’s a bullet, that’s the best way to describe him,” Hill said to CBS 13 of the cat who took five weeks to recover from the operation. “He chases my older cat around. If you didn’t know he has a limitation, you would not know there were any problems.”