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Sweet Long-Fanged And Special Pawed Kitten Find His Dream Furever Home

Get ready to fall in love with a unique little kitkat that goes by the name Speck! Speck, short for Speck-tabular, was found by a New York resident in their backyard. The resident who found Speck realized that his legs appeared to be constricted and reached out to Jacqueline, a TNR (trap-neuter-return) rescuer, to came running to the rescue.

This is Speck's story. 

Story via LoveMeow

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    Found in Ridgewood, Queens, Speck was rushed to the vet where it was discovered he was born with a congenital condition that caused his legs to be deformed.

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    Here is Speck when he was first brought into a home environment

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    At just six-weeks-old, Speck weighed less than a pound. Despite him being frail, he started to eat and perked up quite quickly in his new environment. Jacqueline wrote, "He rolled over as soon as he saw me, purred up a storm. Even though he ate on his own and was acting like a big boy, he was still so tiny."


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    In the care of a rescue group in New York City, Dina, a volunteer, was shown a picture of Speck and instantly fell in love.

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    "On his first day home, he blended in seamlessly with his new family. He was very curious and still had some use of his hind legs, so he would walk around exploring his environment and his new roommates," Dina told Love Meow. 



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    As Speck began to grow, so did he fangs, which gave him a more unique feature that simply added to his cuteness.

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    Speck receives regular physical therapy (including water therapy), wears braces and has a custom-made cart to help him build muscle.

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    Dina added, "We're currently working with the specialists at University of Pennsylvania to try to identify what his condition is. Our goal is to spoil him rotten so he can be the happiest little guy in the universe."


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    Speck eventually got the hang of his new set of wheels and everyone was so proud! Just look at that smile!

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    "We are more than willing to accommodate his every demand. He's very in tune with his environment and is an excellent communicator. He will meow or tap you with his paw when he needs to use his litter box or wants treats. As is the case with all living beings, he has a very strong will to live," said Dina. 


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    Speck is also a cuddle monster! According to Dina, Speck insists on having a 15-30 cuddle session every night with his humans before falling asleep beside them.

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    And every morning, right before 6 am. Speck wakes them up with those signature cuddles.

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    After everyone is awake, Speck guides them to kitchen for breakfast and playtime in the yard with his fellow feline roommates.

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    "We've started waking up earlier to accommodate his morning schedule. He enjoys all the things cats love. He just needs a little help getting them within his reach."

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    "He doesn't think about his limits. To him, it's just how he is and he doesn't let it stop him."

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