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Adopters turn away when they see this shelter cat’s mouth up close

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At first glance the beautiful black cat with deep green eyes is just like any other adoptable moggy. But ‘tooth’ be told, Rory is a very special kitty.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 15/06/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:27

Yep, Rory is better known as a ‘vampire cat’! If you look at him closely, you’ll see his two canines protrude out of his mouth – making him look more like a bloodthirsty creature than a domestic cat!


Fabulously fanged feline Rory found fame and a new home. 🐱

Posted by Battersea on Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bad dentistry

But believe it or not, Rory is not actually related to vampires of sabretooth tigers. He’s just got a case of bad teeth!

When he was dropped off at Battersea by his previous owners, who were no longer able to care for him, vets had to work extensively on his teeth. Most of them had to be removed, leaving him with a bit of an overbite, and with canines that appeared much larger than they actually are!

Big teeth, big heart

Due to his somewhat intimidating teeth, Rory had some trouble finding a forever home. Luckily, a family finally came along who saw his sweet nature and thought his teeth made him look more beautiful than any other cat they’d ever seen!

Now Rory is living a happy life in a loving home. We couldn’t be happier for him!