Meet Pooh, the rescue cat with brand new prosthetic legs

This is the story of Pooh.

No, not Winnie, Pooh the cat who was saved from being euthanised after he was brought in to a hospital in Bulgaria by a kind woman.

Despite his injuries, surgeon Dr Vladislav Zlatinov, thought that it could be possible to save his hind legs, but Dr Zlatinov found that the legs would have to be amputated.

Surgeries like this can cause complications for the patient, usually ending in the animal being put-down, so he thought about ways to save Pooh’s life.

His bright idea was to use prosthetic legs, similar to what human amputees use, to enable Pooh to walk again.

He said: ‘I had the vague idea that this is done sometimes, but it sounded impossible for our practice. But I wanted to try.’

And in trying he created a new life for Pooh.

The cat can now walk and climb and jump (not too far though) with the painless joy and freedom that most animals experience.

Dr 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.’

Pooh is an inspiration to all of the other animals who have come up on hardships.

Here’s to Pooh getting adopted from the shelter and healing from his injuries.

To Pooh!

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