The cute, tiny kitten who weighed less than one pound, had many health problems, including a double nose.
By, 22 Feb 2019
The small kitty was found wandering along the street, without any sign of her mother cat. It was quite obvious that she wasn’t very old, but even though she had all her teeth, she was very underweight. She was taken to a volunteer-run cat rescue centre, K9Kastle in New York.
Double nose medical condition
Medical examinations showed that the tiny kitten had a birth defect. The double nose condition, also known as cleft nose or CH (Cerebellar Hypoplasia) is a progressive disease. Although the condition isn’t contagious or painful, it can affect the cat’s coordination and motor skills. This was the reason the tiny, stray kitten walked round in circles, and often tilted her head. As she walked along, she wobbled and lost her balance, but she would get right back up again!
Tiny kitten with double nose offered a loving foster home
The rescue centre placed details of the little kitten on their social media page, searching for a foster carer. Luckily for the tiny kitten, Connie Viscuso, a cat lover, spotted the details and immediately fell in love with the cute cat. Connie already had two other adult cats at home but she was unsure how the tiny kitten would fit into the feline mix. However, she needn’t have worried. The tabby kitten soon worked her way into the affections of the two older, resident cats.
The kitten with double nose is renamed
Connie didn’t think that they would ever find another kitty to fit into their family, but this tiny kitten with a double nose soon won over their hearts. They named her Harley Quinn, after the comic book character. The kitten’s health condition appeared to improve as she grew. Although she is still rather clumsy, she’s still very agile, running and jumping everywhere. She has certainly made herself at home.