Amputee cat gets new bionic legs. Now watch him walk again for the first time.

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Amputee cat gets new bionic legs. Now watch him walk again for the first time.

When a woman brought a cat named Pooh to a clinic in Sofia, Bulgaria, after an accident, the surgeons decided to try something drastic to save the cat: they gave him a pair of bionic legs.

Surgeon Vladislav Zlatinov knew it sounded impossible — the cat had severe soft tissue damage and open infected wounds, and doctors thought the cat would either have its legs amputated or be euthanized altogether. But he says, “I wanted to try.”

The experimental surgery went well, and Pooh is now walking, running and even making small jumps on flat surfaces. More importantly, he seems free of pain.

Meet Pooh. This one-year-old cat lost his hind legs in an accident and has been given bionic paws. Here he plays with a toy in a vet clinic in Sofia on January 31, 2017. Pooh, who is thought to have lost his legs in a car or train accident last April, is back on the prowl thanks to Bulgarian veterinary surgeon Vladislav Zlatinov. He is the first vet in Europe to successfully apply the pioneering method of Irish neuro-orthopaedic surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick, who shot to fame in 2009 when making Oscar the first bionic cat by fitting him with new hind legs in Britain. / AFP Photo / Nikolay Doychinov.

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“We’re very proud,” Zlatinov told Reuters. “It was quite a success…it gives hope to other patients.”

Pooh is now in rehab and preparing for adoption. Watch Pooh in action with his new legs, and prepare to be amazed…






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