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Bionic cat gets back on his feet

Monday, 18th February 2013

A black cat from Jersey has risen to fame after his owner, Kate Allan, published a book about the pet's extraordinary life, which took a dramatic turn when he was involved in a farming accident at just two years of age.

After losing both of his hind legs, Oscar the cat was fitted with a unique and groundbreaking pair of prosthetic feet, which were designed by Noel Fitzpatrick, a friend of local vet Peter Haworth.

The cost of the operation was covered largely by donations and the goodwill of Fitzpatrick Referrals, the practice that performed the procedure.

Ms Allan's book, entitled 'Oscar: The Bionic Cat', has been published by Summersdale and tells the story of the lucky cat who is now on the second of his nine lives.

Often when pets get into serious accidents owners are unable to afford prosthetics and are forced to make the heart-breaking decision to put their animals down. While it is impossible to keep tabs on a pet cat all the time, owners should do their best to stop them from coming into contact with dangerous farming equipment.