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Special kitten born with congenital deformities is given a fighting chance of survival

Pug, the special kitten born with congenital deformities cat-wow
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When the young kitten was brought into the animal shelter in San Francisco, staff immediately knew he had several health problems.

By Dawn Parrish

Published on the 21/05/2019, 20:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:46

The tiny cat was discovered as a stray and was delivered to the Animal Care and Control centre. When the vet first examined the kitten, some congenital deformities were obvious. This special kitten had been born with a cleft lip and an open fontanel, beside other health issues that were probably linked to hydrocephalus.


Posted @withrepost • @kangaroothekitty Pug loves to be snuggled! You can see his cleft lip on 2nd pic!...

Posted by Saving Grace Rescue Inc on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Would the special kitten even survive

Tonis Kitty Rescue heard about the poor shape this tiny kitten was in and decided to try to help. Even though the kitten had several health issues, he was a fighter and was always happy. The poorly kitten needs to find someone who wont give up on him, to give him the chance to survive. Amber Rose, who formed the Saving Grace Rescue centre, was contacted to see if she could help this kitty who had obvious neurological problems too.

Kitten with congenital abnormalities is fostered

A foster volunteer, Joyce, who worked at the Saving Grace Rescue centre, offered to take the kitty home. She renamed this special kitty Pug. Although Pug had been fed with a syringe, to make sure he got sufficient nutrients in his feed, he is now lapping at his food just like any other young cat. This special needs cat is now settling into his new foster home, loves cuddling up next to Joyce, and purrs constantly.



Posted by Kanga Roo on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Tiny kitten exceeds everyone’s’ expectations

In many cases of kittens that are born special, with specific needs such as hydrocephalus, they can often survive and thrive. Of course, the severity of their congenital abnormalities plays a large part in their future lives. Luckily for Pug, he finds someone who won’t give up on him. He is now growing and eating very well, and his health is improving each day.

Special kitten has a new playmate

Even though Pug has hydrocephalus and other health issues, he loves to play and run around with another foster kitten, Moxie. Moxie is also a special needs cat, who has a broken femur. Despite their physical conditions, the pair have formed a cute bond, cuddling up and sleeping together, when they’re not creating havoc around the house, that is!


They needed each other..... If you are interested in either of these babies (available mid June), reach out to Saving Grace Rescue Inc

Posted by Kanga Roo on Saturday, May 18, 2019