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Walnut Grove teens build wheelchair for amputee kitten with 3D printer

A tiny amputee kitten is being given a new lease on life thanks to some clever students who turned to technology to solve the problem.

Feral feline Cassidy was found nearly starved in the woods in Langley over the summer. Badly injured in an accident, he lost both of his back legs to an infection and ended up in the care of the volunteer-run TinyKittens Society.

Now 11-weeks-old, Cassidy’s daily life is documented on the charity’s webcams, and a secretary at Walnut Grove Secondary School found the Facebook page and told one of the teachers.

That’s when two Grade 12 students, Josh Messmer and Isaiah Walker, set to work designing a kind of wheelchair to help the kitten get around.

Using modeling software and their school’s 3D printer, the duo created a mobility device within a week, and tried it out for the first time Wednesday…

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