KEIGHLEY, United Kingdom — A rescue kitten is searching for a home, after being born with abnormally large paws due to a rare condition. Yorkshire Cat Rescue saved the cat’s mother, three weeks before the kitten, named Mia, was born. It didn’t take long for staff to notice that her front paws were much larger than other kittens her age.
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The rescue acknowledges that they have never seen a cat with this condition and say that it could be due to inbreeding or just a case of bad luck. Rescue Manager Sam Davies revealed, “She has very short bones in her front legs and huge paws – something we haven’t seen before.” Due to her irregularity the kitten is now under surveillance, in case, further complications arise, but the rescue is hopeful that she will grow into a happy, healthy cat and learn to deal with her paws.
Davies adds, ‘When kittens have such obvious and visible birth defects, there is always a chance that they might suffer from other associated conditions which we can’t see.” For now, Mia is doing perfectly fine, and you can follow her progress on the rescues Facebook page.