Last April, a cat named Pooh got into an accident and lost its hind legs. Without legs, the cat obviously had trouble taking care of itself but fortunately, Bulgarian veterinary surgeon Vladislav Zlatinov fitted with two small polymer-and-rubber paws, or bionic paws, mounted on titanium stems.
Now Pooh can walk can walk, jump, and even run. Of course, these artificial legs aren’t as versatile as real legs, but at least now Pooh can live a normal life as a cat. With Pooh’s surgery such a success, cats in the future who lose limbs will likely be able to walk as well, thanks to the pioneering efforts of Pooh and Dr. Zlatinov.