Nine months ago he was fighting for his life after an horrific accident cost him both his back paws.

Now Oscar is a bionic cat after pioneering surgery to give him prosthetic back paws.

Oscar was operated on by groundbreaking veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick. Healing with prosthetics, titanium and other metals – he sounds like the stuff of science fiction.

The beautiful black cat had his back paws sliced off by a combine harvester after he had gone out to play in fields near his home.