Pooh is an amputee cat that has received bionic ‘new legs.’ Nobody knows what happened to the kitten, but he was most likely hit by a car or possibly a train in his little Bulgarian town. Following the road accident, a compassionate woman brought Pooh to a clinic in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, where he was checked by surgeon Vladislav Zlatinov. The man realized that amputating the rear legs high up on the limbs may not work, so he had to euthanize the cat.
This time, Zlatinov decided to try something new and attach prostheses on Pooh’s legs. “I had a hazy sense that this was done,” Zlatinov recalled, “but it sounded impossible for our practice.” “However, I wanted to give it a shot.”
And it was successful. “So far, he’s done surprisingly well,” Zlatinov added. “Pooh is able to walk, run, and even do tiny leaps on level terrain… What matters is that he doesn’t appear to be in any discomfort.”
Zlatinov told Reuters, “We’re extremely proud.” “It was a huge success… It offers other sufferers hope.” Pooh is presently at Let’s Adopt Bulgaria, a rescue shelter, and will be available for adoption shortly.”
Meet Pooh, a cat with a missing limb. In a tiny Bulgarian hamlet, he was injured in a terrible car accident.
Pooh was taken to a clinic in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, where he was checked by surgeon Vladislav Zlatinov.
The guy realized that amputating the rear legs high up on the limbs might not work, implying euthanasia.
As a result, Zlatinov decided to try something new and give Pooh artificial legs.
“In my head, I knew it was feasible, but it seemed preposterous in our practice. “
“However, I wanted to give it a go.” It worked, too. Astonishingly, he’s doing well.
Walking, jogging and short leaps are all possibilities for Pooh on level ground.
That he doesn’t appear to be in discomfort is what counts.
“We’re really pleased of ourselves… It was a huge success…… “It offers other sufferers hope.”
Pooh, on the other hand, is now at a rescue facility and will be available for adoption in the near future.
Source: New York Post