There are some felines out there who just can’t seem to catch a break. Take for instance, the unfortunate kitty from these photos. This little one was born without elbow joints and was also the smallest of her litter. Her name is Roo, and she, along with two of her siblings, were surrendered to an animal shelter in early 2016. It didn’t take long for the shelter staff to realize that Roo was quite different from her siblings. She was noticeably smaller and had a peculiar way of walking. After a thorough examination by the veterinarian, it was discovered that Roo’s condition was due to her being born without elbow joints. It was clear that she needed assistance quickly, and that she would require ongoing help for the rest of her life.
Fortunately, a kind employee at the shelter named Marnie had prior knowledge and expertise in caring for cats with special needs. Marnie offered to take Roo under her wing and provided her with a loving foster home. Over time, Marnie grew incredibly attached to Roo as she watched her thrive and play like any other feline, unaware of her disability. Roo even learned to walk on her hind legs with ease.
Marnie’s heart was captured by a charming kitten who grew up to be a gorgeous feline over time. This cat is incredibly fluffy and walks around like any other cat. Roo has a friendly disposition towards everyone and everything, despite starting out as the runt of the litter. This magical cat has come a long way.
It has been quite a journey, but Marnie and Roo are enjoying the best phase of their lives, exactly what the cute feline deserves.