This adorable feline has been dubbed the ‘kangaroo cat’ after he lost his front paws in an accident but literally bounced back – and now hops around on his hind legs.
Brown and white moggy Able Maew received a massive electric shock from loose wires in the street when he was just a one-year-old kitten.
The bang was so loud that neighbours thought a bomb had exploded.
Hundreds of volts surged through the cat’s body, frying his tail and two front paws – and other street cats bullied him as he lay helpless on the ground.
But resident Walai Sriboonvorakul (CORR), 49, found Able stranded in an alley some seven days after the accident in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand.
She nursed him back to health and two years later he has made a full recovery – having learned how to negotiate flights of stairs, chase other cats and jump up walls by ”bouncing like a kangaroo”.
Proud owner Walai said: ”Able is a beautiful cat. We called him ‘Able’ because he can do everything just like the other animals.
”He was electrocuted by wires. There was a loud bang and it sounded like a bomb. The electricity was so powerful his legs and tail dropped off.
”Able struggled at first and his wounds were sore. But he adapted very quickly and he can stand and balance on his hind legs.
”He is really strong and he can walk up and down stairs and play chase with other cats by bouncing like a little mini kangaroo. He can jump high up walls and ledges, too”
Walai and son Copter, 26, said that they let Able roam freely around the garden and outside.
But when he strayed too far the other stray dogs and cats that live outside ganged up on him and he would come hopping back.
The family now keep him inside their two storey home and Able’s favourite thing is running up to ”big brother” Copter’s bedroom to wake him up every morning.
Copter said: ”Able is one of the family. I’m like his big brother. He runs up the stairs to my bedroom to wake me up.
”We play all the normal games with him. He is a pampered cat who has a good life now. He lost his legs but he found a loving home.”
Check out Ables Facebook page for more adorable pictures and updates – https://www.facebook.com/AbleMaew/