When Jacqueline Santiago first saw a snapshot of Pinocchio, she immediately recognized him as unique.
She didn’t know how remarkable the slender little cat with large blue eyes and a snaggletooth was until she saw him.
“I couldn’t really make out what was going on with his face until he arrived,” Santiago, owner of Friends for Life Rescue Network, told The Dodo.
Pinocchio was born with a cranial abnormality, giving his face a twisted look. Due to his misaligned jaw, he’s only able to eat wet food.
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When Santiago saw the 4-month-old cat, he didn’t appear to notice anything was strange about him.
“On initial meetings, he was very, very kind,” Santiago added. “[He] purred immediately.”
Pinocchio makes friends with everyone he encounters, including humans and animals, and he couldn’t be more outgoing. “Pinocchio isn’t bashful,” Santiago explained. “He has a lot of self-assurance and meets everyone practically instantly.”
“He rushes up to anybody who enters the room and perches on their shoulder,” she continued. “He loves to play and jump around, and he rubs on you.” He’s a really joyful person who adores everyone, even other cats and dogs.”
Pinocchio developed medical problems while being cared for in a foster home and had to have surgery to address his umbilical hernia and sternum placement.
He was so beloved by the medical personnel that they fashioned him a Superman wrap to cover his sutures. They gave him a matching red cape during his next check-up.
Pinocchio is doing well, but owing to his medical concerns, he won’t be adơрted until he’s in his late teens or early twenties. “We don’t accept any applications or queries during treatment since we don’t yet know the full breadth of what his future demands will be,” Santiago explained.
“We know what his requirements are now, but they may alter as he grows and evolves.”
Pinocchio will require a special home to adore him as he is after he has been cleared for adơрtion.
Pinocchio’s lopsided grin is caused by the kitten’s crooked face, and he refuses to stop smiling no matter what.