A deformed kitten is one step closer to receiving a new pair of high-tech prosthetic legs that will make him the ‘Blade Runner of cats.’
The eight-month-old tabby named Cassidy received Botox injections today at a Vancouver animal hospital in preparation.
The injections were aimed at relaxing the kitten’s rear-limb muscles so it can be better fitted for the new prosthetic blades.
Dr. Mike Higgins of Canada West Veterinary Specialists says the procedure involves technology that could advance the options for treating more pets in the future.
Remember the 2-legged kitten that rides a Roomba? Well, Cassidy is now on his way to new high-tech prosthetics. pic.twitter.com/sKuHClpIyt
— Rafferty Baker (@raffertybaker) March 23, 2016
The prosthetic blades will be placed on the kitten’s deformed limbs during surgery at North Carolina State University.
Shelley Roche, who rescued the kitten, says she believes that Internet broadcasts of the kitten’s rehabilitation has been an inspiration to people.
Roche said that if people want to help cats like Cassidy, the best thing they can do is to get their pets spayed or neutered.