Paralyzed Kitten Takes First Steps!

Talleyrand, a 2-month-old kitten was found in a storm drain. She was paralyzed with no deep pain or movement in her hind legs or tail. X-rays confirmed she had a fracture of her L3 vertebra and shifting of her spinal column.

The kitten was rescued by Humane Rescue Alliance who didn’t want to give up hope. Talleyrand started acupuncture treatment and has since regained feeling as well as movement in her hind feet and tail. Before treatment she wasn’t able to urinate or defecate on her own, with staff having to express her bladder.

She’s also receiving electroacupuncture to help stimulate the nerves and to increase the effect from the acupuncture treatments.

After about one month of treatments, Tallyrand started showing progress. She took her first steps toward a life as a normal cat and is expected to be able to walk on her own again. She can now get herself in and out of her litter box and is making amazing progress.