Cat Who Had Back Legs Amputated Walks Again For The First Time

After a traffic accident, one kind woman rushed Pooh the cat to a clinic in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital.  Dr. Vladislav Zlatinov examined  him and knew that if he amputated the back legs high up on the limbs, the kitty may have a chance to survive and not be euthanized.

Zlatinov then decided to do something innovative and attach prosthetics, giving Pooh new legs. “I had the vague idea that this is done, but it sounded impossible for our practice,” Zlatinov said. “But I wanted to try.”

It worked. “He’s doing surprisingly well so far,” Zlatinov said. “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 said. “It was quite a success … It gives hope to other patients.” 

Meet Pooh, an amputee cat who was injured in a horrible traffic accident in a small Bulgarian village.
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He was rushed to a clinic in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, where surgeon Vladislav Zlatinov examined him.
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The doctor knew that if he amputated the back legs high up on the limbs, it may not work, and it might mean euthanasia.
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Zlatinov decided to do something innovative this time, and attach prosthetics, giving Pooh new legs.
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“I had the vague idea that this is done, but it sounded impossible for our practice.”

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“Pooh can move freely on flat surfaces — walking, running, even making small jumps…”
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“What’s important is that he doesn’t seem to be in pain.”
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“We’re very proud… It was quite a success… It gives hope to other patients.”
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As for Pooh, the cat is currently at a rescue shelter and will be ready for adoption soon.
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