Jun 25, 2010

Artificial Limbs for Cat (news)

I always feel that many cats could be helped with various medical problems if only there was enough money available. Typically, people either are too poor (me) or too indifferent for cats to get the help they need. This story is a wonderful respite from endless bad news. Amputee cat gets bionic feet - Yahoo! News
In a groundbreaking surgery carried out by Noel Fitzpatrick, a Surrey-based veterinary surgeon, the custom-made implants "peg" the ankle to Oscar's foot and mimic the way in which deer antler bone grows through skin.


Of course, it's not in the USA. I don't know if we lack the money or the empathy....