Flipper the cat was born with a defect that twists her spinal cord, preventing her from using her back legs. Unfortunately, this put her on the short list to be euthanized at the animal shelter.
Enter the Conifer High School Robotics class. They stepped up to create a spiffy device that allows Flipper to frolic to her heart’s content. The hope is that with the help of this contraption, Flipper will one day walk on her own.
One of the students sums it up pretty well: “I love cats, I love building things, so the two come together, and that’s great.”
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