A beautiful longhaired tuxedo cat named Pooh proudly strutted around on his new set of prosthetic back paws that had been successfully implanted after his legs had been crushed, possibly by a passing train. A compassionate man found the severely injured Pooh and brought him to Let’s Adopt Bulgaria, a wonderful organization in Sofia that seeks to help injured animals get back on their feet (so to speak). The organization turned Dr. VladislavZlatinov from the Central Vet Clinic, a practice that finds creative solutions to allow an animal to not only survive, but to live a good life. Dr. Zlatinov decided upon ITAP prosthetics for Pooh, a procedure that anchored the prosthetics directly into Pooh’s bones, giving him the proper balance he needed as a healthy cat.
(translated) Pooh lived well in a small village in North Bulgaria until one day he appeared at the usual place – not right and trailing; not all, but a torn and crushed hind legs. The reason – Pooh loved chasing mice around the rails of a nearby crossing, probably suffered from a passing train. … The fact is that prosthetics saved not only Pooh’s legs, but his life. ITAP prosthetics in Bulgaria has already set precedent – a procedure which will ensure a normal life for injured and maimed pets and their families.
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photos via Let’s Adopt Bulgaria