Anakin is no ordinary kitty, and that’s not just because he’s named after Anakin Skywalker. Anakin was born without a pelvis or hind legs, but still plays happily in the home of Carrie Hawks, a woman who rescued the kitten from a colony of feral cats. Ms. Hawks, an artist who paints and draws cats, said she wasn’t looking to adopt any pets at that time, but “you know how these things just happen.”
As first reported by Babble Pets blogger Devan McGuinness, Anakin “positions his front legs at an angle towards the middle of his body and balances his backend in the air with the use of his tail touching the ground if he needs it.” (See: Miracle Cat Born With Two Legs and No Pelvis Wins Our Hearts With His Cuteness [Video]).
“About two weeks ago a kitten without back legs started coming over to eat with the other feral cats at my dad’s work,” Ms. Hawks says on Anakin’s very own Facebook page. “We brought the kitten home, and I took him to our vet as soon as they opened. Our vet said she has never seen anything like him before and he is amazing and that it’s also amazing that his mother took care of him even with his handicap. Two xrays on him showed he was born with no pelvis or back legs.”
Although Anakin tested negative for feline leukemia and has been vaccinated and dewormed, she’s still keeping him mostly separated from her other cats and dog for a while until he is bigger and ready to be socialized.
Because Anakin has far more medical expenses than a typical cat, his owner is raising funds through a sale of her art on her website, tigerpixie.com.
In the mean time, he’s getting plenty of attention from his loving owner, and from his more than 8,000 Facebook fans.
Babble Pets blogger Devan McGuinness already brought you a video of Anakin joyfully playing with a ball and feather, so here’s a more recent video of Anakin prowling the hall and meeting one of Ms. Hawks’ other cats!
(Photo Credit: Facebook)
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