VIDEO: Robotics Students Help Paralyzed Cat

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CONIFER, Colo. (CNN) — A cat in Colorado is getting around a lot more easily these days — thanks to a high school robotics club.

Flipper the cat has a malformation involving her spinal cord, which veterinarians say is twisted, almost like a phone cord. She does not have the use of her back legs.

She was steps from being put to sleep, when veterinarian Dr. Harry Gurney, of the Aspen Park Vet Clinic, set her up with the Conifer High School robotics club.

“Team Blitz” set out to build Flipper a cat walker. They went through several prototypes, revised their models, and came up with the perfect “cat cart.”

Flipper quickly adjusted, getting around quite fast on the contraption.

Doctors plan to gradually restore Flipper’s movement and help her condition.

Until then, they said her walker will help her along.

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