Amputee Cat Just Got Some New Legs, Watch Him Walk Again

Meet Pooh! Pooh is an amputee cat who just got bionic ‘new legs’.

No one seems to know what exactly happened to the kitty. It’s assumed that he was most likely struck by a car or even a train in a small Bulgarian village where he lived.

Following the traffic accident, one kind woman rushed the cat to a clinic in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, where surgeon Vladislav Zlatinov went on to examine Pooh. The man knew that if he amputated the back legs high up on the limbs, it simply may not work, which meant Pooh might end up being put down.

Zlatinov finally decided to do something innovative this time, and attach prosthetics, which meant giving Pooh new legs.

“I had the vague idea that this is done, but it sounded impossible for our practice,” Zlatinov stated. “But I wanted to try.”

It certainly worked.

“He’s doing surprisingly well so far,” Zlatinov stated. “Pooh can move freely on flat surfaces — walking, running, even making small jumps… What’s important is that he doesn’t seem to be in pain.”

“We’re very proud,” Zlatinov explained to Reuters. “It was quite a success … It gives hope to other patients.” As for Pooh, the cat is currently at a rescue shelter called Let’s Adopt Bulgaria and will be ready for adoption soon.

This is Pooh, an amputee cat. He was possibly injured in a horrible traffic accident in a small Bulgarian village.

He was immediately rushed to a clinic in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, where surgeon Vladislav Zlatinov examined Pooh

The man simply knew that if he amputated the back legs high up on the limbs, it may not work, which would mean putting him down.

Zlatinov then decided to do something innovative this time, and attach prosthetics, giving Pooh new legs.

“I had the vague idea that this is done, but it sounded impossible for our practice”

“But I wanted to try. He’s doing surprisingly well so far”

“Pooh can move freely on flat surfaces — walking, running, even making small jumps…”

“What’s important is that he doesn’t seem to be in pain”

“We’re very proud… It was quite a success… It gives hope to other patients”

As for Pooh, the cat was later sent to a rescue shelter to await being adopted!

Watch Pooh’s video here:

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