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Meet Peeps the kitty. She may wobble a little bit when she walks, but it doesn’t stop her. Peeps weighed just 9 ounces when she was saved by a kind woman from a shelter that couldn’t keep her.

“This is a kitten I rescued 4 weeks ago, she was 3 weeks old. She was at a shelter where they were going to put her down the day I got her. They said she was un-adoptable due to her birth defect. Her back legs aren’t straight, and they point outwards which made her walking very awkward, like a wobble,” said Samantha.

“Our vet said she was healthy otherwise and might outgrow her birth defects with water therapy, exercises, stretching, etc.. So I do this with her everyday. She now weighs 2.7 lbs and is getting around amazingly, runs and plays with the other kitties, can jump up on couch and bed, etc. One of the legs is almost normal,” she added.

“Adopting a Special Needs Kitty has been such a huge blessing and I’d do it again! They have the biggest hearts and appreciate you saving them. They really know. It’s a bond like you’ve never felt before.”

Meet Peeps the kitty. She weighed just 9 ounces when she was saved by a kind woman from a shelter that couldn’t keep her.

peeps the kitten with special needs wobbly walks

She may wobble a little bit when she walks, but it doesn’t stop her.

peeps the kitten with special needs wobbly walks

She gets water therapy for her legs and exercise every day. Now she can get around amazingly, run, play and jump on the couch and bed.

peeps the kitten with special needs wobbly walks

Peeps meeting another cat for the first time:

Now Peeps weights 2.7 lbs, happy and loved. “Adopting a Special Needs Kitty has been such a huge blessing and I’d do it again! They have the biggest hearts and appreciate you saving them. They really know. It’s a bond like you’ve never felt before.”

peeps the kitten with special needs wobbly walks

Photos courtesy of Samantha S-W.

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Virgil and his three siblings were turned into animal control one day. He was missing parts of his back legs and no one knew exactly what happened.

“One rescue group refused to take the one bottle baby who needed them the most, the one missing parts of his back legs, and said they would only take the three ‘normal’ ones. Eva immediately stepped in and said we’ll take him but only if he has a sibling for company. That’s how I got Virgil and his sister Xena,” said Lisa.

Little Virgil’s uneven legs have never been an issue for the little guy. As soon as his legs healed up, he started running and hopping just like any other kittens. If Virgil could speak human language, he would probably tell us “I’m fine, thank you.”

Not a tail. That’s Virgil’s right leg

cute rescue kitten missing back legs virgil

Virgil exploring around

cute rescue kitten missing back legs virgil exploring

Watch Virgil in action:

On his way to his forever home

cute rescue kitten missing back legs virgil on his way to new home

Lap time with dad

cute rescue kitten missing back legs virgil lap time dad

Medium and small tigers. Virgil eating with his new BFF

cute rescue kitten missing back legs virgil eating with new cat bff

Photos and story courtesy of ©Lisa and ©Eva. Virgil’s sister Xena still needs a home (Brooklyn, New York).

The cat’s body is designed perfectly for what they do and how they live.

Cat Eyescats’ eyes can function exceptionally well in extremely low light condition. They can see with only one-sixth of the light needed for human vision. Cats dilate their pupils to allow more light to enter their eyes. This gives them sharper focus on the target they are looking at.

Cat Eyes
Cat Eyes

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Cat EarsCats have more sensitive hearing than both humans and dogs. They can hear up to 65 khz whereas humans can only hear up to 20khz. Cats use their ears to communicate and provide signals to other animals. When they are relaxed their ears point forward and outward. When they are intimidated, they flatten their ears as a way to protect them in a physical conflict.