After Losing Both His Back Legs, Brave Cat Is Now a “Superstar” in Prostheses

 

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An orange tabby named Vituzzo Superstar has demonstrated the incredible resilience that animals have—even in the worst situations. In December of 2018, the feline was accidentally run over by a car. He was immediately taken to the hospital and operated on, but the veterinarians were unable to save his hind legs. During this time, Vituzzo’s humans were on their honeymoon and unable to comfort him through the scary ordeal.

December 2019 was a different story for Vituzzo and his pawrents. Though it was a difficult year, the brave cat was fitted for prostheses and started to use the sleek, robotic legs to move around like his other four-legged friends. There were, however, some immediate differences. “It was not easy to get back on my feet with these stilts,” Vituzzo said on his Instagram, “or get used to not jumping anymore and not being the boss of the neighborhood.” But with the love and support of his moms and the people close to him, he’s proven that nothing is holding him back from living his best life.

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Nothing is holding an orange tabby named Vituzzo Superstar back from living his best life—even though the bionic cat is missing two limbs.

 

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Vituzzo received his prosthetic limbs a year after a devastating car accident.

 

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Though it has been a challenging transition, Vituzzo acts like any other cat.

 

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h/t: [Laughing Squid]

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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