Four-Eared “Frankenkitten” Is Living Life To The Full After Being Rescued

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Georgia Anderson, a volunteer at Geelong Animal Welfare Society in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, came down to the shelter to meet a very special kitten, as reported by The Dodo.

 

I'd heard that a kitten with four ears had come in and was in the vet clinic waiting for surgery to remove his eye, so I went up to have a look at him.

 

Source: Instagram/Georgia Anderson

 

In February 2018, rescuers in Geelong found a very sick kitten hiding under a house with his brother.

 

He had an extra pair of ears and a deformed right eye.

 

However, this kitten's unique appearance wasn't the only thing that Anderson noticed. She told The Dodo:

 

He would have been in a lot of pain, but the first thing he did when I picked him up was purr and rub his face on mine. I told the girls in the vet clinic that I would foster him for recovery after his eye removal.

 

Source: Instagram/Georgia Anderson

 

At ten weeks old, his sweet and affectionate personality was already shining through, and Anderson was soon smitten with this unique kitten:

 

When I got him home, he was very dopey and in pain, but still had so much love and affection for me, the kids and other animals. By the next morning, I'd decided that I wanted to keep him.

 

Anderson named him Frankenkitten in a play on his higgledy-piggledy appearance (Frankie for short).

 

Source: Instagram/Georgia Anderson

 

Sadly, Frankie's health problems won't be resolved once his eye has healed.

 

Many cats born with genetic issues such as four ears also suffer from additional disformities – in Frankie's case, a large overbite. When he is older, he will need lots of dental work to fix it. Anderson explained to The Dodo:

 

We are still waiting for his adult teeth to grow (roughly another five months), but when they do, his lower canines will need removing. If they aren't removed, they will cause damage to his palate when he closes his mouth. His upper canines should be able to remain, but they are probably going to hang out of his mouth like little vampire teeth.

 

Source: Instagram/Georgia Anderson

 

Luckily, Frankie now has a beagle brother called Dudley and three kitty siblings – Lucius Malfoy, Mina and Toothless – to play with and look after him.

 

None of this seems to affect his playing, as he is constantly tearing around the house. At the moment, he is zooming around the house with three kittens I'm fostering. He loves rough-and-tumble play.

 

Source: Instagram/Georgia Anderson

 

Despite all the hardship he has faced in his short life, Frankie is a happy-go-lucky kitty who lives his life to the full in his new forever home.

 

Source: Instagram/Georgia Anderson

 

Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.

 

If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.

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