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Last Updated: Friday June 25 2010 09:12 GMT

In Pictures: Meet the cat with bionic paws

Oscar the cat

Oscar is the first cat in the world to have 'bionic paws'. The poor puss lost both his back feet when he was run over by a combine harvester, while he was asleep in a field in Surrey.

Oscar with surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick

His recovery is all thanks to the ground-breaking work of surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick. He fitted special 'pegs' into Oscar's legs that the fake feet were then attached to.

Oscar's leg

This is what one of Oscar's legs looks like under x-ray.

Surgeon Fitzpatrick with Oscar

Ah, a tender moment between surgeon and patient.

Oscar the cat

After the operation, Oscar had to spend many weeks learning to walk again.

Oscar the cat

But he's done it! "Oscar can now run and jump about as cats should do," Noel said.