Hannah Shaw, the selfless human behind the wonderful orphaned kitten rescue and advocacy organization, Kitten Lady, was scheduled to pick up two kittens from a nearby shelter when she spotted another tiny feline that she instantly connected with.
Chloe the cat was special to Hannah because she was physically different from the other cats.
"We rescued a kitten with rear leg paralysis from suspected abuse. She is so sweet and so vulnerable; we absolutely could not say no to her," Hannah said.
Unable to resist the small creatures pleading eyes, Hannah took her home to make sure that she would never again be within harm's reach.
"No one will ever lay a cruel hand on her again. She will be loved, she will be fluffy and clean, and she will be given the best chance I can give her at regaining mobility."
Chloe soon adapted to her new surroundings and began to regain her will to live. However, following a visit to the vet, it was confirmed that due to a broken back, the survivor kitten would never walk again.
"The vets felt that her case is 'extreme' and her prognosis is not good--that she is unlikely to ever recover," Hannah explained.
Find out how Chloe has been doing after her diagnosis on the next page.
Despite all of the obstacles, Hannah was now more determined than ever to help Chloe walk someday especially after she realized that the kitten has some feeling in her legs.
"I'm going to take it day by day--I'm not going to give up, I will try alternate therapies, I will work on creating a set-up that supports her mobility, and I will focus on the positives: she is happy, she is alive, she is loved."
She signed her new rescue pet up for different forms of therapy including laser treatments and acupuncture. After her first electroacupuncture session, Chloe began to move her hind legs and even stand all on her own.
"She began to kick her legs, move her tail, and even stand up. This is incredible. This is just a very small victory on a long road, but we now are looking ahead with more optimism than ever."
Chloe is certainly no ordinary kitty. She is a fighter and is determined to beat all the odds. Hannah said it best, "A little paralysis can't hold Chloe down!"
The optimistic kitty has since been able to take more steps with the help of a 3D printed mobility device. There's no doubt, she'll be prancing around all on her own soon.
You can follow Chloe's journey and progress on her Instagram.