Two cats have been given a new lease of life in what is thought to be a surgery first for Europe aside from Britain.
Black-and-white Pooh was given two new paws, after losing his legs after an accident at just one year old.
He can now walk and play normally, thanks to a veterinary surgeon giving him two artificial legs.
 The procedure to give him new legs took three hours. During it, the surgical team drilled the pegs into one of Oscar’s ankle bones on each leg.
They then coated the prosthetics with hydroxyapatite to encourage bone cells to grow onto the metal. 
The skin then grows over an “umbrella” at the end to prevent potentially fatal infection, and the peg protrudes through the bone and skin, which allows the custom-built paws to be attached.
It seems this surgery is now being mimicked in other countries around the world — perhaps in the future it could become more …
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