Vito, a 6-year-old ginger cat who lives in Italy, has become internet famous for his prosthetic hind legs. The adorable cat suffered a horrific accident that resulted in his two legs being amputated. However, after becoming the first cat in Italy to receive two prosthetic legs, Vito now enjoys a normal cat's life and is showered with attention online.

Vito's owners are former basketball player Silvia Gottardi and her wife Linda Ronzoni. The couple adopted the cat after Silvia's mother passed away and her father couldn't keep Vito when he started dating someone with a cat allergy.

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Layla Jarvis
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1 year ago

beautiful brave amazing wonderful cat

In 2018, the pair got married and went on their honeymoon. Vito was left in the care of their friend when they were away. Then the tragic event happened. The cute cat, who is used to the outdoors, wandered off into the streets and got hit by a car. The terribly injured cat was found a day later and taken to the vet. However, Vito's chances of getting back to a normal life were slim. His rear paw was so badly wounded that it was immediately removed. The vet tried their best to save another rear leg but after it got too infected, it was amputated too.

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glorytherainwing
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1 year ago

awww dont be sad. i think ur adorable

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Vito was provided with temporary 'legs' and later underwent the operation to be fitted with spring-loaded prosthetics with joints. While it took some time for him to get used to his new cat legs, eventually he got quite comfortable. Now, this cute cat is capable of doing things every cat does and is living his life to the fullest.

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glorytherainwing
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1 year ago

kinda looks like es sleeping with guns

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Vito's story was picked up by media across Italy and all over the internet, too. People couldn't be happier that he got the life-saving prosthetics that allow him to do all of the things other cats can do.

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Reagan James
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1 year ago

Did you know that cats feel less stressed in boxes? Not a well known fact.

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glorytherainwing
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1 year ago

slurp slurp

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Reagan James
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1 year ago

“ yes! The sun is being good to me! I purr now.”

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glorytherainwing
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1 year ago

givez me da fish

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glorytherainwing
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1 year ago

help. i haz gotten mah hed stuk

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Leslie Bethea
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1 year ago

Hind legs or not, they still want your keyboard!

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glorytherainwing
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1 year ago

pay attention to me hooman

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glorytherainwing
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1 year ago

GAH! DO NOT PINCH MAH EARZ

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

So great!

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Reagan James
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1 year ago

My box castle!

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Reagan James
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1 year ago

Big yawn!

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glorytherainwing
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1 year ago

yessss! more chin scratches pwease

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1 year ago

Hooman I said no more pictures

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Gin Marie
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1 year ago

WTF is going on with commenting?

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1 year ago

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Leashes are not for cats

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Come back and fight you evil spider!

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See Also on Bored Panda
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glorytherainwing
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1 year ago

UH HUMAN? THEREZ A DOGGO OUTSIDE OUR FENCE

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glorytherainwing
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1 year ago

am I a joke to you?

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Reagan James
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1 year ago

Leave me be! This is my box fort! You are not a vip so get out!

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glorytherainwing
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1 year ago

I does the nom nom on finger

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

You asked for it. Don't taunt/bait the cat

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