7 adorable animals that use wheelchairs

A kitten, a piglet, and a goldfish get a little help from their human friends

(Image credit: REUTERS/Scott Audette)

On the all-important cuteness spectrum, disabled animals who courageously beat the odds rival cross-species friends and baby humans cuddling puppies for the title of Most Adorable Thing Ever. Really, little animals in wheelchairs are irresistible, and their bionic existence is evidence of the unique bond between humans and pets. Here, seven adorable animals who were able walk again on all fours thanks to a few dedicated humans.

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Lauren Hansen

Lauren Hansen produces The Week’s podcasts and videos and edits the photo blog, Captured. She also manages the production of the magazine's iPad app. A graduate of Kenyon College and Northwestern University, she previously worked at the BBC and Frontline. She knows a thing or two about pretty pictures and cute puppies, both of which she tweets about @mylaurenhansen.