Fury the paralyzed cat adjusts well to forever home

Published: May. 9, 2016 at 3:46 PM CDT
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You may remember Fury, the paralyzed kitten brought to the humane society just before Halloween, clinging to life.

Now, the special needs cat is adjusting well to her new forever home in Black Hawk.

The Frybarger family adopted Fury in January and money was raised to buy her a custom wheelchair so she can get around more easily

"She's just another part of the family. Just another diaper we have to change," said Owner Shana Miller.

Since the family has five children, four dogs and now two disable cats, routine in the household is a must.

"We change her diaper 3 to 4 times a day. In the morning she gets her bath, after wearing her diaper all night long, and then we'll put her in the wheelchair for about 3 to 4 hours. She last's pretty long. She has a beefy cat arms, " said Miller.

After her bath, the 8-month-old cat is put in her size 3 diapers and undergoes leg exercises to try to help promote movement.

"Her tail's been wiggling a lot more by itself and it makes me happy whenever I see it wiggling."

Although Fury can't use her back legs, she has no problem scooting around the house.

"She'll go downstairs, even though she shouldn't. She'll climb the couches, even though she shouldn't. And she goes outside and chases bugs all in her wheelchair. It's pretty cool. "

The family hopes to get Fury another wheelchair since she is getting bigger.

"I want her to live the best life that she can for a handicap cat so I want to get her a wheelchair she can go four-wheeling in since she loves the outside."

Miller says a wheelchair for a cat costs about 2 to 3 hundred dollars. They are hoping to find one on their family trip to Denver this summer.