The kitten who lost 4 legs walks again

A vet has given a cat ravaged by frostbite a new lease of life by amputating her dead limbs and giving her four prosthetic paws.

Dumka is the name of the kitten that was found in the cruel Siberian cold, which can reach 50 degrees below zero. Due to these conditions, the cat was with its legs, its tail and its ears hurt by the intense cold, with damage known as frostbite. The poor kitten was in a dying state but a veterinarian saved her.

The kitten was on the brink of death after being stuck outdoors for a long period of time in the Siberian winter.

Severe ice burns meant that veterinarians had to amputate all four paws as well as cut off her dead ears and most of her tail.

The veterinarian Sergei Gorshkov, from Novosibirsk, Russia, opted to amputate all four limbs and then implant special prostheses made with a 3D printer. These would allow him to be able to walk again.

However, local vet Sergei Gorshkov is not one to give up. He engaged engineers and Siberian scientists to help develop bionic prosthesis for Dymka.

The new legs were 3D-printed out of titanium and covered with a special layer of bio-tissue, similar to bone tissue, in order for the prosthesis to set naturally.

After seven months of recovery after these prostheses were implanted, Dymka was finally able to recover from the complicated operation and get used to his new bionic legs.

Currently, the kitten moves like any pet and is able to lie down, lick and eat as if nothing had happened. Watch the videos that illustrate his recovery below.

She has also found her forever home in the form of the woman who first found her on the brink of death in the SIberian snow.

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