Amazing Oscar

Tue, Jun 29, 2010

Gifts & Miscellaneous

Oscar the Bionic Cat

I’m sure you’ve already seen him, but I had to give a little shout out to Oscar, the British cat who recently made big news by becoming a bionic cat. Oscar’s new prosthetic legs, thanks to neuro-orthopedic veterinary surgeon Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick, are helping him to walk again after an unthinkable accident last fall involving a combine harvester.

As you may know, I have a thing for black cats and this little guy has stolen my heart, and I’m sure, the hearts of millions of other cat lovers, too! What an amazing kitty!

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26 Responses to “Amazing Oscar”

  1. 1
    stephanie

    Ah I hope it works for him he seems to be adjusting pretty well. The upside is he’ll always have his tap shoes on if he wants to do a little dance.

  2. 2
    Terrie

    That’s awesome!! I’m so glad they were able to help Oscar walk again :)

  3. 3
    Driver B

    This really is amazing! What a wonderful thing for this kitty!

  4. 4
    ryumama

    This is truly amazing and touching… Thank you, great surgeon. Thank you, great kitty. This inspires me!!!

  5. 5
    Kristen

    It’s amazing what modern medicine can do. It looks like Oscar has many happy years ahead of him!!!!

  6. 6
    Ana Pires

    I watched this yesterday on BBC News and cried all over the laptop. It’s so incredibly awesome that they did that. Not many would go to such lengths to keep a cat alive and comfortable like that. :’)

    And he seems so at ease with the whole thing from the very start, exploring and climbing things around, even if a bit awkwardly. :)

    Much love to Oscar and Dr Noel!

  7. 7
    sausewind

    That’s amazing! I already heard about prostheses for animals in a German TV show. Here is the link:
    http://www.wdr.de/tv/servicezeit/tiere_suchen/sendungsbeitraege/2010/0516/00_prothesen_fuer_tiere.jsp
    Sorry it’s only in German but you can see although you don’t understand how great that kitty lives with her new legs!

  8. 8
    Nina

    Thers is a better video out there, more complete. Make sure you have the sound turned on

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptSjvsP0y0k&feature=related

  9. 9
    Jen

    BBC1 will be airing episode 1 of a documentary today on the amazing vet who did the surgery, Noel Fitzpatrick. The adverts say Oscar will be featured. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00syxlx
    I’m not sure if the BBC will be airing the documentary on any of their foreign stations, though I hope they will soon since I am in the US.

  10. 10
    Marie

    This is so touching! And it shows how much good there still is in the world!

  11. 11
    Heather

    This story is truly inspiring. I shared it with everyone I knew after I saw it on BBC. So many animals could be saved using this type of technology!

  12. 12
    Rachel

    Oh my god….I’m almost in tears watching that. It’s really amazing when people go out of their way to show extraordinary kindness towards animals.

  13. 13
    tonka

    I was almost in tears. This is just amazing! Touched my heart deeply. I hope Oscar has a long, l-o-n-g life.

  14. 14
    Amy

    I just can’t get enough of this story!
    Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick is one amazing person!!!
    Just love him!

  15. 15
    CS

    This is the first time I’ve seen this for animals. Incredible!! So very happy he had people willing and able to do this for him. Hoope he’s happy! Y-a-y Oscar!! This is a must-save video.

  16. 16
    Linda

    This is great. Good to know the name of the vet. Wishing Oscar many happy years!

  17. 17
    E. A.

    he looked very cool in that pic :)
    i am happy for oscar :)

  18. 18
    Joshua

    Wow this is very touching. It’s quite amazing that the material used allows skin and bone material to grow over it. Now he just needs some black faux fur!

  19. 19
    DeKa

    Many thanks to the doctor and everyone that cares for Oscar!

  20. 20
    Karin

    Oh my gosh, he breaks my heart. What a beautiful kitty and a wonderful story of love.

  21. 21
    Rebecca

    I love you, Oscar! I’m so glad that he is cared for by amazing and caring people. So great to her a wonderful story about helping a kitty. Thanks for posting such a positive and inspiring story and link!

  22. 22
    Beatrice

    I’ve watched the series on the BBC last night… AMAZING doesn’t even begin to describe it! But apart from the great new technology and Oscar’s wonderful disposition, I was very moved to see how much Dr. Noel truly loves what he does and just how much he really cares about Oscar specially (he seems to be wonderful with all the other patients), he couldn’t have enough of cuddling and kissing him! This series should be aired three times a day, not late at night, and Dr. Noel deserves all the recognition and success in the world for his wonderful work!

  23. 23
    Aileen

    What a Beautiful thing His owners did by giving Him a chance to walk and have a better life!! God bless all those who made this happen!!

  24. 24
    Curly

    The genuine love Dr. Noel shows for Oscar is as pawsome as the amazing technology itself. This is just wonderful.

  25. 25
    Liz

    A beautiful cat and a beautiful man –
    thank you Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick for what you do – I love you .

  26. 26
    Maria Demeyer

    Great! I love black cats too, I have had a thing for them for as long as I can remember.


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