Meet Little Roo Russ – the cat that’s more like a kangaroo.
When the kitten and her two siblings came into the shelter in late April 2016, right away they noticed something wasn’t right. “She was considerably smaller than her siblings and the staff at the shelter noticed she was walking weird,” Marnie Russ told Love Meow. After x-raying Roo, they noticed she was born without elbow joints. Marnie, who specializes in caring for special needs, took the kitten home to take care of and soon fell deeply in love with her!
Now, eight months later, Little Roo is happy and fluffy as ever, not letting anyone stop her! “She has learned to use her front legs like a normal kitty would, so if you didn’t know her story you wouldn’t think anything was wrong with her, except when she walks she is shorter in the front,” Marnie said. The best part? “She has been successful in helping raise thousands of dollars for the organization that helped save her, the National Kitten Coalition,” Marnie said. “She is so great at giving back and she doesn’t even know it!”