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Family adopts beautiful cats with dwarfism

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Elfie and Gimli are 6-year-old cat siblings who both suffer from dwarfism and hypothyroidism. Born of a stray, they were both adopted into the same loving home.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 30/08/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:25

Indeed, the two adorable cats are loved as if they were just like any other cats, even though they do have apparent health issues.

Delicate creatures

Elfie is especially fragile, since he also suffers from a seizure disorder. Which only makes his mum love him even more.


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Their dwarfism means they are very small and will remain so for their entire lives. Their walk is a little stiff, their eyes a little big, and their overbite pronounced, but to their mum, they are perfect.


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Internet sensations

And she’s not the only one! In fact, 200k people all over the world show their love for the two dwarf kitties by following their adventures on Instagram. On their account, you’ll find hundreds of adorable photos and videos of the little cats doing what cats do … and their favourite activity - cuddling!


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Their account is also a way for their owner to spread the word about dwarfism in pets and the importance of adopting! By going to a shelter instead of a breeder, you’re saving a life!

Learn more about hypothyroidism in cats.

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