Cassidy the B.C. kitten to become the ‘Blade Runner of cats’

An eight-month-old kitten from B.C. is one step closer to receiving a new pair of high-tech prothetic legs, after a medical procedure in Vancouver on Wednesday.

Source: Cassidy the B.C. kitten to become the ‘Blade Runner of cats’

An eight-month-old kitten is one step closer to receiving a new pair of high-tech prosthetic legs that will make him the ‘Blade Runner of cats.’

Cassidy was found in a colony of more than 200 feral cats on a rural property in Aldergrove last year. He was missing the lower section of each rear leg, just below the knee. On Wednesday, he received a Botox injection to the muscles in its rear legs.

“This will be the first cat in the world to be fitted with prosthetic blades, so our hope today was just the final step before that surgery can be performed,” said veterinarian specialist Mike Higgins.