With legs so oddly contorted, you’d think that this little kitty would have problems getting around on her own. According to Amber Holly, it’s quite the contrary!
Holly is the owner and operator of the Saving Grace Rescue, a facility located in the Bay area of San Francisco, California. The non-profit aims to find forever homes for kittens under the age of eight weeks or any feline that has special needs requiring extra attention. Seeing as how the rescue has helped with 3000 kitten and cat adoptions, we’d say Holly’s goal has been pretty successful!
Through her work, Holly discovered Kanga, a sweet little kitten born with radial agenesis. This condition is genetic and shortens a cats radius–the long bone between a cat’s elbow and wrist. Cats with this condition tend to support themselves on their back legs so that harmful stress is not placed on their spine. This posture is what led RA felines to be referred to as “kangaroo cats,” and it also inspired the naming of Kanga!
According to Holly, Kanga “gets around great and is a happy girl,” despite her leg condition.
Kanga may have been born with some pretty odd paws, but you’ll soon come to realize that they may give this adorable kitten a leg up on the cuteness scale!
Seriously. Who would even think to look at her paws when clearly they should be focusing on those beautiful eyes…or that tiny pink nose…or those cute little fluffy ears!!!
We’re starting to see where she got her name from…and it just makes us want to snuggle her more!
Of course, Kanga prefers a nice warm lap over a chilly windowsill any day!
Who needs puppy-dog eyes when you have perfectly good kitten eyes just asking for a good scratch under the chin?!
While Kanga may be different, a little leg problem won’t stop this spunky little cat from being active, happy, and healthy!
All images: The Furrtographer