Surgeon in England creates prosthetic paws for cat

June 25, 2010 6:01:01 AM PDT
A veterinary surgeon in England has performed an operation that literally got a cat back on its paws.

Some farm equipment severed Oscar the cat's back paws. But in a first of its kind operation, Doctor Noel Fitzpatrick used custom made peg-like implants to create prosthetic paws.

The procedure is showcased in a new BBC documentary called the "Bionic Vet."

Oscar the bionic cat is doing just fine, but he's an indoor cat now. Those back paws don't work as well outside.