One Eye, One Nostril, All Heart: Special Needs Cat Charms Way Into Forever Home

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on March 7, 2022

When Eggbert the cat’s picture appeared on the adoptable list at an Ohio animal shelter, it only took a day for the sweet boy to find a family. And it’s no wonder he was snapped up in a hurry. His “lovebug” personality and charm resonate through a camera lens.

It’s not just his charm that sets him apart, though. You see, Eggbert is a special cat for so many reasons. This handsome tabby lad has a unique look because he was born missing an eye and a nostril. But the Fairfield Area Humane Society in Lancaster, Ohio, wants everyone to know nothing stops this good cat from living life to the fullest!

Lovebug Finds Home in A Hurry

It’s no wonder Eggbert found his family so fast! Not only is he handsome, his bio on the Fairfield Area Humane Society’s Facebook page painted two-year-old Eggbert out to be an “absolute angel of a kitty.”

As the Fairfield shelter shared, “He was born missing an eye and a nostril but aside from snoring like a chainsaw, it doesn’t slow him down a bit!”

“He loves to give headbutts, have his chin scratched, and follow you around like a baby duck.”

Fairfield also shared that Eggbert had suffered occasional seizures in the past. While in their care, he’d experienced none, but the shelter “will work closely with his adopter to continue monitoring him and treating for epilepsy if needed.”

Eggbert sounds just purrfect, and that’s precisely what cat mom Holly Starr thought when she saw this special cat on Facebook. She knew Eggbert was meant to be part of her family right away. She also reckoned her kitty Lark; a one-eyed cutie also adopted from Fairfield, would love him, too.

Fairfield agreed, commenting, “They would be great friends.”

Holly called the shelter the next morning and scheduled an appointment to meet Eggbert. That fast, Eggbert found his family! Now, he’s happy in his forever home with his new best buddy, Lark. And it sounds like Eggbert has years of spoiling ahead!

Holly told Newsweek, “I’ve always had a special place in my heart for the animals with special needs, I want to make sure they have a loving home where they get all the attention they can handle.”

Fairfield said, “We know Eggy is in the best hands. He couldn’t have found a better home! He is going to be loved and spoiled rotten.”

Special needs cats often go overlooked when up for adoption, but these tough kitties have so much love to give. When it’s time to add another cat to the family, consider adopting a special needs cat. The rewards pay in love, purrs, and whiskery kisses!

Feature Image: Fairfield Area Humane Society/Facebook