Army crawling handicapped cat finally gets adopted out of shelter
This poor little handicapped cat sat in a shelter for weeks while onlookers passed him by. The little guy never gave up home, and finally, his patience was rewarded.
Born without radial bones in his front legs — which are also missing two toes on each paw — and a deformed left hind leg, the cat army crawls his way around since walking isn’t possible.
Sadly, this lead to him getting passed over countless times at the shelter, and poor little Ivan didn’t quite understand why.
“Despite his physical limitations — which are significant — Ivan loves life,” shelter spokesman Rob Halpin tells PEOPLE. “He head-butts everyone he sees and adores chin scratches. That, combined with an irresistible ‘kitten face,’ makes us confident the right adopter is out there. We just need that person to step forward.”
After countless websites and Facebook pages share Ivan’s story, adoption offers came pouring in until the right family finally came along.
“We wanted to share an update of our famous little Ivan! After receiving almost 2,000 inquiries from over 40 states, Canada, the U.K., Spain, Thailand, China and Australia, we have selected one lucky family for Ivan!” the MSPCA Boston Adoption Center shared on Facebook.
Even better, Ivan’s celebrity status brought attention to all the other cats in the shelter.
“He also drew in some really wonderful folks to our adoption center who decided to adopt other special cats, including two 15+ year old cats! In fact, we adopted out every single cat in our adoption room on Saturday!”
Ivan now gets to have all the love and care that he deserves.
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