Kitten Called ‘Too Ugly to Adopt’ Given Second Chance

Kitten Called ‘Too Ugly to Adopt’ Given Second Chance

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Meet Romeo! His story starts as a tiny stray kitten with a big heart and a rough past.

Romeo discovered how unfair life can be far too soon. He roamed the streets of southern Spain with his brothers and sisters, until all but Romeo were taken in.

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Too ‘Ugly’? No Way!

Little Romeo looked different than other kittens. He has a facial deformity that made the locals deem him too ugly to adopt.

Romeo seemed destined to a solitary life on the streets until one day when a kind stranger changed Romeo’s life.

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Laura Llácer, director and co-founder Santuario Compasión Animal, was passing by and couldn’t help but notice the tiny kitten.

Llácer couldn’t leave Romeo, so she scooped him up and took him to his new home at the animal sanctuary.

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Life Takes a Turn

When she found out that all of Romeo’s brothers and sisters were adopted, she couldn’t believe someone wouldn’t want Romeo.

“We were surprised that people did not see that this was someone special,” Llácer told The Dodo.

Thanks to Llácer, Romeo will never be alone.

In addition to his rescuer and new “best friend,” Romeo is surrounded by all of the other animals at the sanctuary, including cows, ducks, turkeys, and his favorite of them all – a stuffed bunny!

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Beautiful, Inside and Out

As Romeo grew, so did his beautiful coat, and his personality and loving spirit.

One afternoon, Romeo was nowhere to be found at the sanctuary, until they looked in the medical room.

There was Romeo, keeping a sick chicken company. How sweet!

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Llácer says, “Romeo is very, very affectionate and behaves differently than other cats.

He remains a cat, but there’s something adorable in his behavior that reflects that lovely abnormality in appearance.”

“Of course, he suffers a deformity, but that makes him different. That makes him unique.”

The Boss of Everything

In the years since his rescue, not only has Romeo found a new home, but new confidence as well.

He loves to play and get attention from everyone.

This gorgeous, fluffy ginger cat loves all of his new friends, and he su-purr-vises all of the activities at the sanctuary.

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Llácer says, “Romeo watched us one afternoon from the roof of a stable while we were working,” the rescue said. “He is very clear that everything has to be perfect for rescued animals.”

Every Animal is Worth Saving

Romeo is living proof that just because you look different doesn’t mean that you can’t have a great quality of life.

His spirit shines through, and you hardly notice that Romeo looks different than other cats. He has grown into a regal king, with a heart to match.

Could you resist this lovely, little man? Tell us in the comments below.

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43 Replies to “Kitten Called ‘Too Ugly to Adopt’ Given Second Chance”

  1. I would ofvtaken Romeo in a heartbeat. He’s adorable and so deserving of all the good things life has to offer. A person should never judge by
    looks alone.

  2. Its not all about looks! One of my rescue pups has an eye that is a bit smaller than the other. No big deal! And I have a cat named Romeo, he’s a Siamese looking Ragdoll though who was emaciated as my neighbors failed to notice and I kinda stole him away from them..lol… they knew and told me I could have him. He’s 18 now.

  3. Queen has unseen disabilities. You would never know by looks alone, that she can barely smell and suffers with PTSD. It’s been a year now since Queen was taken off the streets and there is a long way to go still. So far she is teaching me about her handling and that I must show her the bowl of food before putting it beside her water cooler.

  4. He’s so sweet. He would be my snuggle buddy. I could never have left him in a situation of no love, or affection. He would have been mine for sure. 💜

  5. Sweet little Romeo, of course I would have scooped him into my arms and taken him home with me! He has a beautiful soul that can’t be ignored, and he is here to give and receive all the love in the world!

  6. Romeo is a Handsome little guy… I would have taken him in and spoiled him rotten!!! He would get so much love, he wouldn’t know what to do…. lol.. I’m very happy he has a good home!!!!

  7. I have adopted a cat with severe C H, he cannot use his hind legs and drags himself wherever he likes to be. He cannot jump but otherwise is a lovely kitty. He found the litter box and food/water bowls right away, no problem. There are lots of cushions around places he might want to reach, so when he clampers around and falls he is safe.
    To help and love such a beautiful kitty is rewarding beyond words.
    I am glad that I was given this option,

  8. I think Romeo is handsome and very sweet. I would have taken him in a heartbeat. So happy he’s loved now.

  9. I have been following Romeo’s Instagram account ever since I got on Instagram. I never knew his whole story. I’m glad that he has a Loving Home and Family. God Bless all of You and especially Romeo. 😸😺

  10. I would have taken him in a heartbeat…I have 2 rescue kitties and on which I got from a friend.. they are all great as well as a comfort to have..

  11. I would have taken him in …He is so unique and sweet. We have two rescue kitties and one kitty I got from a friend. Keep on helping animals…

  12. If Romeo had lived near me I’d have him living in home . I’ve had 4 rescue cats and they all were great gentles souls fur babies. I still have the lady one My Tiki . She will be 14 years in June 2021

  13. He is one of most handsome and loving cat too many people are looking for perfect cats not knowing that cats like him are more beautiful because of his unique look

  14. I see nothing different about this beautiful furry boy than any other cat. So his nose is a tad crooked and one eye doesn’t open all the way. So what? If this cat had come into my life, he’d be welcome here with me and my other two cats.

  15. I think Romeo is a very beautiful little kitty. I am glad he has found a good home. I would gave adopted him. He can’t help the way he looks. Oi don’t know why a person would be this way towards a little animal. God bless !

  16. Thank you 💞 to the person that ❤ opened his heart to little Romeo ❤ so adorable 💕 and sweet precious baby 💘 thank you for sharing and saving him ❤ god bless you and little Romeo ❤

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