Meet Caffrey, the two-legged cat. The black Persian lost his left hind leg 10 years ago after being run over by a car. His left front paw was badly damaged, and his owner, Sue Greaves, paid nearly $5,500 for the surgery to save his left front leg.
Four months ago, Caffrey's veterinarian found a malignant tumor in his left front leg and advised that it might be best to euthanize Caffrey. Instead, Greaves decided to have Caffrey's leg amputated, and soon after the surgery Caffrey was bouncing around on his two remaining legs.
Greaves is so happy to still have her feline companion by her side and understands people's shock when they witness his ability to get around. "Everyone who sees him is astonished at what he can do. He doesn't seem bothered by having only two legs."
Meanwhile, the video of Caffrey getting around is racking up the "likes" on YouTube. So far, his video has more than 200,000 views and counting. People are inspired by the little guy's resilience, with one commenter writing, "He's so cute! You go, little buddy!"
After all he's been through, not to sound clichéd, but it may be time for a little catnap.
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