May 03, 2013 10:45 AM

Now, there’s a lesson in purr-severance.

Brigitta, a cat who lost use of her hind legs after being shot with an air rifle, has a new lease on life thanks to the help of a wheelchair specially crafted for her. The once-injured kitty was brought to Celle, Germany, from her home in Bulgaria to be fitted with the piece.

And Brigitta’s accessory is proving to be as fashionable as it is practical: Just check out that pretty prink paint job! Plus, the rear wheels give her the freedom to explore her grassy green habitat just as well as any other adventurous feline.

Perhaps she and Roosevelt, a wheelchair-bound border collie from New England, can arrange a play date?

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