Kitten born with twisted arms finds the purrfect mom to love her furever
Pretzel the kitten is one tough little girl.
Pretzel was found with her two siblings abandoned on the streets. They were brought to Kitten Rescue, a group in Los Angeles, took on the kittens and gave them to Laura Hawthorne to foster.
Sadly, Pretzel's two siblings, Oliver Twist and Curly Sue, didn't make it and passed away within two weeks. Pretzel however, showed a will to live.
Pretzel has many medical issues, including a heart murmur, abnormal skeletal development, missing bones in her legs, abnormal pelvic development and an underbite. But Pretzel couldn't care less about all that.
"I really don't think Pretzel realizes she's handicapped," Hawthorne said. "She developed her own way of scooting around and managed to get to wherever she wanted to go."
Losing her sister, Curly Sue, was definitely hard on Pretzel, but she overcame her grief.
"Initially she was confused and looking for Curly Sue, but we all made a point of spending a lot of time with her," Hawthorne said. " At my house there's never a shortage of foster kittens coming and going, so she had many close friendships during her time with me."
Due to Pretzel's conditions, Hawthorne thought that she would be a forever foster cat.
But then one day she got an email that changed everything.
Michelle Harrison saw a video of Pretzel posted online, and instantly fell in love. "She had been moved to tears while watching the video and decided then and there that she would be Pretzel's forever mom," Hawthorne said.
A meeting was arranged, and as they say, the rest was history.
Despite all the odds, Pretzel had survived, thrived and found herself a forever family. At 8 months old, Pretzel was finally adopted.
"It was very hard to part with her, but I knew she was going to a home where she would be adored, incredibly cared for and spoiled rotten," Hawthrone said.
Harrison had never planned on adopting a special needs cat, but after discovering Pretzel, she knew it was meant to be.
"She's the biggest lover. She's so sweet and affectionate."
Watch the full video of Pretzel's journey below!
Help Pretzel get her very own wheelchair by visiting her GoFundMe Page!
Cats with special needs aren't broken. They love you just the same!
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