Amputee pets get back on their feet with amazing prosthetics

Things looked grim for Oscar, a black cat in rural Jersey, UK, when he was badly injured in 2009 by a combine harvester and his back feet had to be amputated. But his owners didn’t give up on him: they took him to a neuro-orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick, who designed two custom-made prosthetic paws.

Updated: North Carolina bill to put ‘bully breeds’ on death row is shelved

A proposal in Cumberland County, N.C. introduced Dec. 5 that would ban adoptions of so-called “bully breeds” and mandate euthanasia for such dogs held in county shelters for more than 72 hours, was shelved by the board following a huge outcry. The proposal defined bully breeds as Dobermans, Rottweilers, Chow …