A 3-year-old cat that received prosthetic legs is making a strong recovery. In fact, his doctor thinks he might start jumping soon.
Vincent was a tiny kitten when he was brought into the Story County Animal Shelter with injured hind legs.
Cindy Jones took the kitten to the Iowa State veterinary hospital, where veterinary orthopedics company BioMedtrix had the idea to design implants that could be inserted into its femur bones.
The procedure is so rare, it is estimated that fewer than 25 animals in the world have had similar surgery.
Vincent’s recovery has been long, but his future looks bright. He already walks around, and his hind legs will continue to be lengthened until they are as long as his front legs.