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henry ginger Male cat nurtures litter of abandoned kittens

Henry is an 8 month old rescue cat with a neurological disorder that makes him wobbly, but the ginger boy has surprised everyone with his strong mothering instinct. When he met a litter of abandoned kittens found on the side of the road, he took them in and started nurturing them as his own.

The six tiny three week old kittens were found in a cardboard box on Price of Wales, in Alaska. “Luckily, some children walking home from school heard them crying in their box,” Heather Muench of the Ketchikan Humane Society told KRBD.

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henry ginger Male cat nurtures litter of abandoned kittens

While Muench was caring for the kittens around the clock, Henry decided he would lent her a helping paw, and right then, his paternal instinct kicked in. “It’s really kind of cute,” said Muench. “The first thing he does is start compulsively licking one. He’ll spend hours in there, licking them, over, repeatedly. I think, ‘Oh my gosh, they’re not going to have any fur left.’ But, he’s really good at cleaning them up. I shouldn’t complain, because then I don’t have to do it.

The cat nurturing, it’s increasing their chance of surviving.”

Henry takes his job very seriously. “Yesterday, when I took them to work with me, he was very upset because someone had stolen his babies for the day,” she added. “When they came home, he was like, ‘Get them out of the carrying case. Put my babies back!”

henry ginger Male cat nurtures litter of abandoned kittens

Though Henry is a great help, Muench had to take the babies with her to work to keep them fed.

Henry is such a devoted dad who has made a huge difference for these little kittens.

henry ginger Male cat nurtures litter of abandoned kittens

WATCH VIDEO: “Mama Henry paced and cried all day because Opposable Thumbs made off with his kittens and took them to the veterinary clinic. When they were returned, he hopped in to give everyone a thorough washing and make sure they were all in good shape. You can tell by the look he gives the camera at the end that he’s saying, ‘Well, lucky for you they’re fine, but don’t let this happen again.'”

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Meet Pancake the two legged wonder cat. She was born with just two hind legs, but Pancake never thinks she’s any different.

Pancake’s mom shares her story at Facebook: “She was born in a litter of kittens, and she only had two back legs. I was told it was a struggle finding a home for her. I immediately said I wanted her and by Friday that week I had her.

When she came home with me she was 8 weeks old, and she wasn’t very active. She spent most of her first week on her back, looking up at us. When I fed her I spoon fed her because she didn’t (wasn’t able to?) roll over to her tummy. She would wake up in the middle of the night, a few times a night, so hungry. So I would get up and feed her. She very quickly started moving around and standing up though. And she hasn’t stopped since!

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The day I got her my sister noticed that she has a third leg, the front left one, that is restricted by the skin. I took her in for a vet appointment and scheduled her spay and shots, and asked about the leg. He says that it should be easy to correct, and he will do that during her spay surgery. However, he says that she may not be able to use her leg fully. Even if it’s not fully functional he says it should help with mobility and play. She already tries to use it a lot when she’s running around the house and playing. Her tail is deformed as well, that is why it is shorter and has an irregular bone growth at the end, which you can feel. The vet says that won’t be an issue for her. At that first vet appointment, four days after I got her, she weighed less than a pound. She was so teeny!

First day home, right after eating her belly full of food.

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As far as naming her went, the few days before I got her I called her Teenysauraus Rex (inspired by pictures of Mercury running and playing!). And then I wanted to call her Chicken because it’s a term of endearment used by one of my best friends. Then I wrote out a whole list of names, which most were food related. Sausage, Kimchi, Dumpling, etc. I picked Pancake because it was the cutest. Pancakes are fluffy! I thought it fit well.

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She stands up to play. She jumps on my bed! She eats a lot. She uses a litterbox. She likes to sleep on the bed with me. She chews on books. She likes to attack feet. I think she does things most any cat would do. Some people that see her for the first time say that it is heartbreaking that she can’t do this or that. I can understand that, however I don’t feel the same way anymore. Seeing how far she has come in such a short period of time is actually exciting.

She doesn’t know she isn’t like other cats. She is just being a cat the only way she knows.”

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Sweet little Pancake!

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Practicing walking on wood floors! You go Pancake!

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All grown up now! “Pancake has great balance. She can sit like this very well if she’s trying to see something or play with something. Her preferred sitting technique is on shoes, still.”

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Cuddle time after chasing a duck toy around the room.

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WATCH VIDEO: Pancake plays hide and seek with a paper bag!

WATCH VIDEO: Pancake plays with a toy. Look at that poofy tail!

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Tumbelina is a very special kitty. She has the will to move and run but not the ability, but that doesn’t stop her. Now she is learning how to get around despite her limitations thanks to a specially designed wheelchair.

Tumbelina has cerebellar hypoplasia according to Valley Cats Inc in Woodland Hills. The rescue organization saved Tumbelina from being put down.

Now she’s given a chance to move and walk around on her own thanks to the 4-wheel buggy. The next step is to find Timbelina a forever loving home.

Meet Tumbelina. She’s a very special cat who has the will to move but not the ability.

Four-Wheel Buggy Give Special-Needs Kitten Second Chance at Life

She has cerebellar hypoplasia but it does’t stop her.

Four-Wheel Buggy Give Special-Needs Kitten Second Chance at Life

They are determined to help Tumbelina walk on her own.

Four-Wheel Buggy Give Special-Needs Kitten Second Chance at Life

They custom designed a 4-wheel chair for Tumberlina

Four-Wheel Buggy Give Special-Needs Kitten Second Chance at Life
The four-wheel buggy will allow Tumbelina to propel herself forward without the help and support of her caregivers.

Four-Wheel Buggy Give Special-Needs Kitten Second Chance at Life

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The next step is to find Tumbelina a forever loving home.

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This tiny baby kitten was found in a parking lot along with his three siblings. Ari and Miu, two sisters, spotted the kittens and knew right away that they had to save them. “We couldn’t leave them on their own, so we decided to rescue them. The first thing they needed was food because they hadn’t eaten for a long time,” they said.

Three of the kittens survived, but this tabby kitten whom they named Arang had a bit of a fight with his health. “Arang was diagnosed with a birth defect. Although he is having difficulty, we hope he can have a healthy life and stay with us for a long time,” they added.

With a lot of love and care, Arang is getting stronger everyday.

Little tabby baby Arang was found in a parking lot…

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…along with his siblings.

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The two sisters that found him took him in and gave him food, warmth and a lot of love.

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Arang was very tiny. Though born with a birth detect, he’s never given up hope.

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He got better everyday. A little fighter!

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Arang is giving his human mom some love nibbles.

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Happy to have a forever home.

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“Thank you for saving me.”

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Photos by Ari and Miu via Instagram.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Photos courtesy of Samantha S-W.

Meet Munchkin the cutie pie from Saving Grace Rescue. She has a pair of twisted hind legs but she doesn’t mind. Just like Kanga the cat, Munchkin was born with a deformity in her legs, but it doesn’t bother her a bit. She plays and does everything other cats do.

Today, Munchkin has found a forever loving home.

Munchkin the cutie pie was born with twisted hind legs but she doesn’t mind.

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She plays and does everything other cats do.

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And she loves to show off her belly :).

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Sometimes she thinks deeply about kitty matters…

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Other times she entertains with her natural talents.

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She’s a happy kitty who moves around a bit different but it doesn’t bother her at all. Today, Munchkin is ruling the roost at her forever loving home.

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Photos by Josh Norem of The Furrtographer. Following Saving Grace Rescue on Facebook.

Meet Murcy the kitty who is quite special. “If your head is exponentially larger than the rest of your entire body, that’s cute,” said Cuteoverload. And we agree!

“That’s Murcy. She was born with twisted hind legs that just stick out behind her and kind of lay there,” said Josh Norem of The Furrtographer.  “But it doesn’t bother her at all.”

“Despite her disability, she sails around the house like any other playful kitten,” said Saving Grace Rescue. Just recently, Murcy was adopted and now living the life at her forever loving home.

Meet Murcy the kitty. She is quite special.

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 She was born with twisted hind legs, but it doesn’t bother her at all. She plays just like other kittens.

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“Meow!”

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Murcy sharing her bed with a furiend.

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Murcy meowing for attention:

Despite her disability, she sails around the house like any other playful kitten. Watch Murcy play:

Just recently, Murcy was adopted and now living the life at her forever loving home.

Photos by Josh Norem of The Furrtographer and Saving Grace Rescue..