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Oscar the Cat with Prosthetic Limbs

By Dr. Andrew Jones

Oscar is a young, 3 year old domestic short hair, who had a serious farming accident. His two rear legs were removed when he was caught in a combine. In most cases this would have mean’t he would be euthanized- but his determined owners, and his veterinarian, Dr Noel Fitzpatrick thought otherwise: Oscar now has 2 prosthetic limbs.

The surgery involved drilling holes into what remained of Oscar’s legs and attaching special metal implants. Oscar’s skin has since grown over to cover part of the implants, and they now act as part of his body.

It has worked wonderfully!

You’ll be amazed at what Oscar can do in the video….

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Topics: Cat Care, Cat Health, Pet Care, Pet health | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “Oscar the Cat with Prosthetic Limbs”


  1. Diane Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 7:10 am

    It’s quite remarkable what they are doing with the wheel chairs and prosthetic limbs for animals…recently saw a video of a horse with a prosthetic limb. It’s wonderful that people care so much they want these sweet animals to have a chance. They are wonderfully adaptable and learn to manage with the changes in their bodies. God Bless them (the people and the animals)

  2. Mary Emmons Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 8:15 am

    That is so cool. I am impressed on how far people will go for their fur babies now. They are not just a pet, they are part of the family!
    This is truly remarkable!

  3. Mary Pena Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    This is amazing! I have a chihuahua who had an accident that mangled her paw. The morning of the surgery (he waited three days) the vet called and said he only did complete amputations. Thus he took her whole limb to the shoulder. It was just her paw and now I see this and it makes me want to cry! This would have been perfect for my baby!

  4. Violet Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Fabulous,Oscar is a wonderful fellow and for sure he deserves the lovely owners he got!
    Praying for the day all animals could have those chances…

  5. Catherine Smith Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 10:41 am

    What a beautiful cat and remarkable story. We will do everything possible for our furry family. We love them that much. The cat acts like nothing happen.

  6. Karen Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Absolutely fantastic!! It is so wonderful what can be done for animals today. It is a shame that his owner and vet wanted to have him euthanized. It is so wonderful that this beautiful baby has a second chance at life!! May you have a wonderful and long life, Oscar!!

  7. AJ Says:
    July 29th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    God bless the owners who do see the animals as worthy of another chance, and the veterinarians who will try such procedures to help the poor animals. I pray for the day or life where only people who think like this will live and the rest of the self loving arrogant will be no more, a world where only those who love and care about the other creatures will live with them in peace. Oscar is a beautiful cat. We humans could learn a lot from the animals. They just get on with their lives and do the best they can. They deserve only the very best.

  8. JUDY Says:
    August 1st, 2011 at 5:34 am

    RIGHT ON AJ!! This story brought tears to my eyes. I feel there is so much more we has humans can offter to animals but too many times “justice” seems to take a back seat in their well being. We all NEED to feel compassion for those who give unconditional love and to work for stricter laws in convicting those who kill,tortue,neglect and abuse the precious creatures!

  9. JUDY Says:
    August 1st, 2011 at 5:36 am

    RIGHT ON AJ!! This story brought tears to my eyes. I feel there is so much more we as humans can offter to animals but too many times “justice” seems to take a back seat in their well being. We all NEED to feel compassion for those who give unconditional love and to work for stricter laws in convicting those who kill,tortue,neglect and abuse these precious creatures!

  10. Sylvia Says:
    August 3rd, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Oscar is beautiful. He has wondeful owners who value Oscar as a family member. I love this story.

  11. Barbara Says:
    August 19th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Beautiful! How joyous to see Oscar adapt so readily. Bless Oscar’s guardian angels. Love to all.

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