Scooter Special Therapy Cat Becomes ASPCA Cat of the Year

Scooter the cat who moves around on his custom-made wheelcart is a therapy cat who gives those who feel sick love and new hope. This special kitty has inspired so many with his stories that he has recently been named the Cat of the Year by the ASPCA.

Scooter was brought to Dr. Betsy Kennon with injuries which left him paraplegic, but he was cheerful and in good spirit despite not being able to mobilize his hind legs. They made him a wheelcart. Once he was strapped on, he was off to go walking around, and couldn’t get enough of his new gadget. Scooter touched people who had come across him and been part of his journey, but his story didn’t just end there. He became a therapy cat at HealthSouth Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital and a frequent visitor to nursing homes. Today, Scooter has been a therapy cat for 4 years.

Scooter, now 5, has brought so much more than just cuteness to patients, many in wheelchairs. He brings happiness and hope. After meeting Scooter, one man said to himself: “I’m an idiot for ever feeling sorry for myself,” according to Triblive. Scooter is now giving others a second chance at life just like how he got his. They think: “If he can do it, so can I.” (Triblive)

Scooter the cat

Scooter and his custom-made wheelcart

Scooter touches lives with his perseverance to live and brings new hope to others

Scooter the therapy cat snuggles up to Ernie Stock, 87

Watch Scooter the cat:

Source: TriLive, KDKA, Post Gazette.

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24 Responses to “Scooter Special Therapy Cat Becomes ASPCA Cat of the Year”

  1. Colin says:

    That wonderful, dear beautiful fellow!

  2. carole williams says:

    what an inspirational story.thank you.god bless you ad scooter.

  3. Maysoun says:

    great story..god bless

  4. Denise says:

    so happy he got the chance to give hope to others.

  5. Leigh says:

    What a great little fella! Give that boy a tuna fish!!!! You go, Scooter!!!

  6. siew eng says:

    the doggie that saved the kitty deserves accolades too. and the doggie’s hooman.

  7. OldMan says:

    Great story – must be dust in this room . . .

    Props to all involved, including the dog who rescued Scooter in the first place. God works in mysterious ways.

  8. AngeliqueS says:


  9. Franklin says:

    I’m so happy that Scooter got a second chance and is spreading joy to everyone that he meets.

  10. pumbie says:

    The therapist cat; bravo for Scooter!.

  11. christellar says:

    what a wonderful, inspiring, heart-warming article! THANK YOU for sharing this :) Totally a great story. like OldMan says, props to the dog who rescued scooter in the first place!

  12. Shadow says:

    What a wonderful story! :)

  13. Michelle says:

    what a special kitty! and blessed <3

  14. Shaft says:

    Awwww Meow

  15. Elizabeth says:

    Good for him!

  16. Beda says:

    what a brave kittie!!! ♥

  17. Sue says:

    cool story!

  18. Shelly Lyon says:

    Such an inspirational kitty. Love hand hugs to Scooter.

  19. gwen says:

    Hooray! Animals are so amazing. :)

  20. Potato says:

    You just gotta love therapy animals.

  21. Debbie Johnson says:

    what an awesome cat. I too seem to have just gotten something in my eyes. He is so full of love and faith and can do it!!! He brings so much needed faith and hope to those patients. I have a rescue cat who has that affect on people and would love to donate his time to beign a therapy cat. God Bless all of you who love and take care of Scooter. YOu are all angels of God and much needed to be voices of all the innocent loving animals on earth. Keep up the great work!

  22. jule1 says:

    Beautiful. So inspirational.

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