A ‘kangaroo’ cat who lost his two front legs is inspiring many with his refuse-to-lose spirit!

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January 22, 2017Stories
A ‘kangaroo’ cat who lost his two front legs is inspiring many with his refuse-to-lose spirit!

This cat has only two legs, but he can do all that a normal four-legged animal can do! No wonder his owner named him “Able.”

Able’s sets an amazing example, where all of us full bodied and no limbs missing beings can learn a lot from. When Able was just 1-year-old, he was trying to catch a bird on the roof, as cats are wont to do.

But it so happened that fate has other designs for him as he accidentally slipped and fell, and the poor cat’s two front legs got entangled on a live wire and nearly died from being electrocuted. As a result of this accident, he lost his tail and front legs.


This is Able, a kitty with no front legs, he more than makes it up for his missing limbs by jumping around with incredible agility, like a kangaroo.

“The first time I saw Able, I had a feeling of such positive energy and it has given great inspiration to live my life,” Walai Sriboonvorakul told Coconuts Bangkok. “He’s a very strong cat, indeed,” said the 49-year-old owner.

“I first saw Able when I came back to my condo, and first I offered to pay for his vet visits, but the hairdresser told me there was nothing else they can do. She also couldn’t take care of him, and Able just had to live like a stray and ran away from speeding cars.” she said.

However, Walai was determined to save Able. She didn’t want him live a miserable life as a disabled cat on the streets of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand.

“One night, it was raining, and I walked out of my condo to check on him. I saw him reluctantly dragging himself outside the roof to pee. That’s when I decided to take him in,” she said.

She nursed Able back to health taking care of him with great love, and two years later, he has made a full recovery.


‘We called him “Able” because he can do everything just like the other animals’

As a matter of fact Able doesn’t seem to be aware of its disability at all. He’s a incredibly lively and agile cat, who goes about conducting its life like any other four-legged cat out there,  maybe even better! It jumps like a Kangaroo while climbing the stairs, chasing other cats, or even jumping up to impressive heights.


“He loves to play with little children and will stare into your eyes to get what he wants,” Walai said.

Adding to all this drama, Able has a sibling named Fin, who lost the ability to use her hind legs. These two cats with the opposite leg problems are collectively two cats with only four legs and are inseparable best friends, and in a way they really do complete each other.


You can say after going through such a traumatic life early on, and  recovering from such an awful accident, Able’s got a pretty sweet deal in life. He has a wonderful and loving owner and a great sibling as a friend and on top of all this a great attitude and approach to life. He indeed deserves a “standing” ovation.

The story of is a humble reminder of an ancient saying: “there’s always light at the end of a dark tunnel.”

This story was originally published on Coconuts Bangkok.