In the city of Tomsk, Siberia, temperatures can drop as low as minus 40°c. Unfortunately for a cat named Ryzhik, she suffered frostbite and after gangrene set it, she had to have all four paws amputated.

Rather than put the cat down, Ryzhik’s new owner decided to have her fitted with specially designed titanium implants. A clinic in Novosibirsk used sophisticated computer tomography and 3D modelling to create the four fake paws so now Ryzhik can live a happy life that she deserves.

To see more pictures of the cat with the bionic paws, click here.