Not long ago two tiny kittens with multiple health issues have been found on the street all alone. The kittens had missing limbs and could not even move around normally.
These special orphaned babies were spotted on the street in North Carolina, USA. Kind-hearted locals immediately noticed that both babies had severely deformed legs, could not move around properly, and looked very unhealthy and vulnerable. They were reported to the local animal rescue and the caring staff took care of them immediately. Indeed, the babies' condition was critical.
In addition to missing limbs, the kittens had infected eyes, upper respiratory infections, and terrible stomach problems. Volunteers immediately started treating them, and when the kittens got better, Caroline Grace from Baby Kitten Rescue took them in.
The little male kitten was named Otter and his sister was named Bunny. Tiny Otter, among other ailments, was diagnosed with a rare congenital defect called 'Meningoencephalocele.' This means that a part of his brain protrudes out of the hole in his skull.
For his safety, a special helmet was custom-made to protect his brain.
A little later, Otter was operated on to remove the hole in his skull. After that he will have to wear a protective helmet for a while, but eventually he will be able to do without it.
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Despite all the difficulties, this brave little boy quickly got used to the helmet and doesn't mind wearing it.
Otter plays, runs, enjoys life, and explores the house like any other healthy kitten.
Little Bunny, Otter's sister, is almost missing her two forearms due to a congenital defect.
During this time, she has learned to move around confidently with her strong hind legs, and is as active and lively as her brother.
By the way, brother and sister have a special bond. They do everything together: they play, sleep, cuddle, groom and always support each other in any difficult situations.
They are a living proof that even special needs animals, which seemed to have no chances at life, can be beloved pets, and live their life to the fullest!
When the time comes to look for owners, the kittens will only be adopted together as a pair.
"We have not started accepting adoption applications for Bunny & Otter yet. There is still a 2-3 month monitoring period after Otter’s surgery to make sure no complications arise. Once he is past this monitoring period and has no issues, we will start accepting applications for Otter & Bunny to be adopted together as a bonded pair," Caroline says.
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