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Real Life: I Adopted a Cat With Four Ears and One Eye


Georgi Anderson, 32, from Clifton Springs, Australia shares her true life story:

I arrived at the animal shelter where I worked and immediately asked about the latest arrival. “Now where’s this cat with four ears I’ve been hearing about?” I asked sarcastically, figuring everyone had been pulling my leg. “Over here,” my colleague said, leading me out to the back room of the shelter. There, sitting quietly inside a cage was a little white and tabby colored kitten with four ears. Two of them were normal-sized and in front were extra little “wings.” I’d never seen anything like it!

Frankie Owner NTL

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I’d worked at the Geelong Animal Welfare Society for three years and it was my job to look after sick kittens. Our new four-eared friend had an infected eye and needed to have it removed, so I looked after him. He’d been found under someone’s house, along with his brother. I offered to foster this unique kitten while he recovered from surgery. Back home, my boys Charles, age six, and Arthur, age three, were a little scared of the kitten with seven stitches across his eye. But they weren’t too fussed by his extra ears! I named him Frankenkitten after his resemblance to Frankenstein, but we call him Frankie for short. He was super playful and happy, despite just having his eye removed.

Frankie At Home NTL

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Over the next few weeks, I became really fond of Frankie and his unusual look. I knew he’d have no trouble finding a home through the shelter as kind-hearted people were always adopting three-legged dogs, or strange-looking cats. But I decided to keep him, knowing he’d be well loved by me and my boys. Plus, I kind of liked that he was a bit unusual!

Wanting to share Frankie’s uniqueness, I set up an Instagram page for him. My furry little one-eyed, four-eared Frankenkitten now has more than 6,000 followers. It’s often sad for us to see the state of animals when they’re brought in to us, but at least we know they’ll get a second chance. Every animal deserves that, no matter how they look.

This article was written by Georgi Anderson, and the story was told by Lauren Irvine. For more, check out our sister site, Now to Love.

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