Special Kitty Survives Against All Odds, Has Adorable Quirks

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on November 6, 2017

Emmit is a special kitty who was found huddled up with his siblings in a bush when they were only 2 weeks old. All the kittens were taken immediately to a vet since they were very sick. Sadly, Emmit is the only one of his litter who survived, and that was after 2 weeks of tube feeding, antibiotics, and around-the-clock care. Emmit is special for more than just surviving, though.

Emmit has a cleft nose and a partially cleft palate, giving his face the most adorable look. He also has mild cerebellar hypoplasia, which means he wobbles when he walks and he can’t jump very well.

Due to his health issues, Emmit was taken in by Milo’s Sanctuary in Burbank, CA. They specialize in caring for cats and kittens that need a little more care and attention than your average adoptable cat. At Milo’s Sactuary, Emmit was paired up with 4-week-old Maggie. Maggie was rescued from Mexico and has a condition called Pectus Excavatum, a breast bone deformity. They instantly became best friends.

Unfortunately, Emmit and Maggie are not currently adoptable due to their health issues, but if you’re interested in sponsoring Emmit or any of Milo’s Sanctuary’s other permanent residents, click here to find out how your donation can help care for cats with special needs.

(H/T: Love Meow, Milo’s Sanctuary, Milo’s Sanctuary)