A Woman Sets Up An Instagram Account For Her Two-Legged Cat And Shares The Inspiring Rehabilitation Story

As of May 3rd of this year, the world has already celebrated National Specially-abled Pets Day, a holiday that is set with one goal in mind—to shine a spotlight on the needs of pets with disabilities. One of the main objectives of this day is to feature disabled animals looking for a home, giving them more chances of being adopted.

Not too long ago, a unique cat without his front legs melted the hearts of so many people after finally finding a forever home and his unbelievable story is inspiring to say the least.

Meet Rexie Roo, a kitty with no front legs, who gets around by jumping like a kangaroo. The little boy, an incredibly cute cat was recently adopted by Cairistiona Flatley. Flatley spotted him at the Best Friends Animal Society, an animal welfare organization in Utah.

Rexie Roo was spotted with severely injured legs after an unfortunate accident back in January of 2020. After bringing to the shelter, given his condition, the shelter had no choice but to ask for immediate medical assistance on social media. His legs had to be amputated when they realized that his broken legs couldn’t be saved

Rexie Roo’s owner Cairistiona said, “I had always been drawn to animals with special needs and as soon as I saw Rexie on the Best Friends (@bfas_ut) Instagram I immediately fell in love. I had never adopted a special needs animal before so this was my first experience.”

“Rexie is a total sweetie. He greets me at the door when I get home and has to be in whatever room I am in. He loves to cuddle. Every night he likes to sleep on my shoulder, neck, or head!”

Rexie Roo wasn’t the only rescue that was lucky enough to end up in Cairistiona’s house. “My other rescue is also from Best Friends Animal Society and his name is KeeKee. I got him two years before Rex. Initially, he wasn’t too keen on not being the only child of the house but now he loves to cuddle and play with Rex.”

“The Instagram account was initially created by one of his fosters, Danielle. She created it to help him get adopted. I took it over when I adopted him because he had a lot of people from Best Friends and other shelters that wanted to be updated on his progress. Now we have grown his account to tell his story, show the continuing improvement of his health and abilities, and advocate for special needs pets.”

After the surgery, Rexie Roo was rehabilitated for quite some time and even had two different foster homes.

The tuxedo kitty sure is special, “Rexie Roo is named after walking like a t-rex and jumping like a kangaroo. I was so surprised the first time he jumped onto my bed! If he wants something he goes after it!

His quick way of adapting and recovery only left everyone overly impressed by the cat’s willingness to live and get back to his life.

Rexie Roo’s journey has won the hearts of so many who watched him blossom into a beautiful and healthy cat and right now he lives a comfy and carefree life.


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