Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Little Feline Born Without Elbow Joints Flourished Into A Completely Unrecognizable Furry Cat.

Everyone is perfect in their own way. In the past, an animal's physical limitation meant the creature would have to be euthanized rather than helped. What some may see as a sign of weakness, for others that is the only life they know and still rise above it.

Roo was taken in by the National Kitten Coalition, in April, 2016. She was not alone, she had her two siblings with her.

The shelter welcomed the kittens with open arms. The staff noticed there was something different about Roo. According to Marnie Russ, co-founder of the National Kitten Coalition, "She was considerably smaller than her siblings and the staff at the shelter noticed she was walking weird."

Roo was taken in by the National Kitten Coalition, in April, 2016. She was not alone, she had her two siblings with her.

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After an x-ray, the shelter learned that the teeny-tiny feline was born without elbow joints.

Russ, who specializes in caring for special needs, neonates, and critical care for kittens, took Roo home to foster her. It was love at first sight for the two as they adored each other as soon as they met.

After an x-ray, the shelter learned that the teeny-tiny feline was born without elbow joints.

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The little kitten didn’t let anything slow her down.

Despite her disability, she never gave up. She learned to use her hind legs to help her while walking.

The little kitten didn’t let anything slow her down.

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Therapy treatments were set up for Roo to help her cope and grow.

Just like any other kitten, this tiny fluff ball was equally playful, lively, and mischievous. Russ said, "Her disability has not held her back from breaking things."

Therapy treatments were set up for Roo to help her cope and grow.

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Little Roo soon developed into a more healthy and energetic feline.

It was evident that Roo captured Russ’s heart the moment they met. The bond between the two was such that Russ adopted Roo. "There was never a question. I couldn’t bear the thought of her leaving. She’s so sweet. She’s pretty amazing," she says.

Little Roo soon developed into a more healthy and energetic feline.

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