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Nigel, a little ginger cat found near a dumpster in Boston, has gained quite some popularity since the day he was rescued. As his very own Instagram nickname – NoNoseNigel – simply explains, this special kitten does not have a nose. “What I lack in nose I make up for in spunk!” his profile says. But now, under the care of MSPCA, Nigel is not only regaining his strength and getting ready to have a new home –  he also has just undergone a reconstructive surgery!

Little Nigel was rescued in July 2017 and was missing a section of his nose and upper lip – likely from some form of trauma.

Since then, he stayed with foster families and at the MSPCA until he was big enough to undergo the surgery.

Now, the NoNoseNigel nickname is no longer really accurate. Nigel’s reconstructive surgery turned out to be a success!

The surgery was carried out on November 2, 2017, at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center. The kitty’s snout was reconstructed by Mike Pavletic who used the technique of sliding the remaining left and right parts of the animal’s lip forward, Boston.com reports.

“We’re happy to report that Nigel is out of surgery and his nose and face are gonna look a whole lot better,” MSPCA-Angell wrote on Facebook. Now, Nigel is recovering after the procedure – and getting used to his new self.



Thanks to the dedication of his rescuers and carers, Nigel had the chance to not only begin his life all over again safely away from the streets but also have a life-changing surgery on his little face. Now, all that he needs to be fully happy is, of course, the best forever home there is.

If you are interested in adopting Nigel, contact MSPCA at [email protected].

To learn more about MSPCA, click here.

All image source: NoNoseNigel/Instagram & MSPCA-Angell/Facebook

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4 comments on “The Internet Can’t Get Enough of This Kitten With No Nose (PHOTOS)”

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Yvette Jacob
10 Months Ago

Oh poor little Guy! I hope all goes well with his surgery.

John Pasqua
10 Months Ago


Candice F
10 Months Ago

It warms my heart to see the results and to know that there are still people out there who will do the job, even when it is a hard thing to do ... in order for a tiny kitten to be more normal, comfortable, live longer .
Thank you to all the people who made this happen and make things like this happen every day. The world needs more of people like this .. just as the kitten !

10 Months Ago

What a marvellous job Mr Pavletic did restoring this kitten\'s nose. I assume the trauma to the kitten must have affected how the kitten ate and drank, and must have been very painful and uncomfortable. This kitten should now have a trouble-free happy life. Thank you Mr Paveletic and all those who cared and care for this little feline soldier.


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