Pet Tales: Paralyzed therapy cat inspires patients

By Linda Wilson Fuoco, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Scooter just might be the most amazing, most appreciated therapy animal to ever grace a hospital hallway. While institutional doors have opened to an increasing number of dogs, Scooter is a cat, and that’s a rarity in therapy circles.

Therapy dogs spread joy. So does Scooter, but he also comforts and inspires.

His hind legs are paralyzed because his spine was broken two years ago when he was a kitten. Betsy Kennon, the veterinarian who saved his life, straps him into a custom-made wheeled cart that supports his lifeless legs. Then off they go to HealthSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital.

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