This is an X-ray of Baby, a six-year-old cat who now has metal implants in all her legs after repeated falls from her third story London apartment. Staff at the Blue Cross animal hospital in Victoria, London have dubbed her the "bionic cat." From the Daily Mail:
"Amazingly, she has healed extremely well and can already move around very well," (said Jess Gower, Blue Cross chief veterinary surgeon.) We hope that in around eight weeks, when we take off the frame, she will move as normal and you'd never know what happened to her."
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Ms Gower added: "She's had two lucky escapes but needs to be very careful to keep her remaining lives intact. We have had a long chat with her owner as we believe Baby was probably sitting in the sun on the edge of a balcony - we recommend people in high-rise blocks with pets keep their windows shut."
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