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Tailless Cat With Rare Condition So Happy When Reunited With His Sister

Tailless Cat With Rare Condition So Happy When Reunited With His Sister

When a litter of Manx kittens was found, rescuers realized one of the kitties was too special to be in the shelter.

So, they began reaching out to rescues that could give this little manx kitty the care he deserved.

Keep reading to hear about his journey!

Separated From Siblings

Rescuers reached out to Jacqueline DeAmor, the founder of Friends for Life Rescue Network in Los Angeles, asking her if she could take in this special kitty.

The Manx Kitten in question had Manx Syndrome. 

All Manx cats have a genetic mutation causing them to not have tails. 

Courtesy of Friends for Life Rescue Network

But, Manx syndrome is a result of the mutation shortening the poor kitty’s spine as well as the tail, causing further complications.

Jacqueline immediately offered to take him in and named him Liam!

“He was really hissy at me at first but it was all for show,” she said.

The kitty was a little scared to be separated from his siblings and put in a strange environment. 

Courtesy of Friends for Life Rescue Network

Once he had calmed down, he started to cuddle up.

“He was constantly purring and wanting to snuggle. He has curly hair and always looks like a mad scientist when he’s playing,” Jacqueline said.

Because of his condition, little Liam immediately began to receive medical treatment.

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Siblings Reunited 

A week later, the rescuers contacted Jacqueline again about another kitty in the litter, named Amber, they realized also had Manx Syndrome. 

Courtesy of Friends for Life Rescue Network

Of course, Jacqueline managed to ensure she’d end up in the same foster home as Liam. 

Both Liam and Amber had to leave their foster home temporarily and begin their medical treatment on their own.

Little did they know that they’d be reunited soon!

Courtesy of Friends for Life Rescue Network

Sassy Liam managed to heal very quickly and after a few weeks was sent to his new foster mommy that Jacqueline had set up for him, Denah Hoard. 

Amber, on the other hand, took things a little more slowly. 

While Amber continued to recover, Liam started to get comfortable in his new environment.

He even made friends with his foster home’s German Shepherd! 

Courtesy of Friends for Life Rescue Network

Lacking one himself, he was very interested in the dog’s tail.

When Amber finally healed from her infections, she made her way back to her sibling!

Amber was still a little worn out from all the medical treatment. So, Rowdy Liam was a little bit too much for her. But, that was only the beginning!

Courtesy of Friends for Life Rescue Network

Liam persisted in his efforts to welcome his sister. 

“Amber is so easy going she took to her brother and my resident dog in a day,” Denah said.

Growing Up

Now recovered, Liam and Amber have begun to grow up and show their own personalities

Courtesy of Friends for Life Rescue Network

“Liam is the spicy one as he is the dude of all dudes – he will play hard and then serve up snuggles and biscuits,” Denah shared.

“Amber is the princess. She snuggles with anyone who will pick her up or anyone on the couch including the dog.”

Courtesy of Friends for Life Rescue Network

While the kitties have no idea they’re special and live like normal cats, Denah makes sure their condition is properly treated on a daily basis.

After working so hard to recover from their illnesses and overcome their condition, both Liam and Amber are ready to find their forever homes!

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7 Replies to “Tailless Cat With Rare Condition So Happy When Reunited With His Sister”

  1. It appears they also have American Curl in their pedigree, this the slight curling back of the ears. I almost wonder if these kittens were purposefully bred. Just glad they are doing good and are having a happy life and are well loved.

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