A family found two tiny kittens under their house and knew they had to help. One of them is quite special.
Meet Frankie, short for Frankenkittens.
Little Frankie was a young kitten when the family found him along with his brother. They cared for them for a while before bringing them to Geelong Animal Welfare Society (GAWS, in Victoria, Australia) so the feline siblings could get the medical attention they needed.
"He was discovered to have a very infected and damaged eye, as well as four ears. He immediately went into surgery for removal of the eye as it was very painful," Georgi, Frankie's human mom, told Love Meow.
Georgi, a fosterer and employee of GAWS, brought Frankie home after surgery so the little boy could have a comfortable place to stay during his recovery.
"Within a couple of hours of him being at home, I realized there was something special about him and couldn't bear the thought of taking him back," Georgi told Love Meow.
"I've fostered close to 80 cats and kittens in the last year, and he was the first one I would have had trouble giving back. So I made the decision to adopt him."
"The extra ears are a genetic deformity, as is his overbite. He will need teeth removed in the future to avoid them growing up into the roof of his mouth," Georgi told Love Meow.
GAWS is providing for Frankie's medical expenses - surgery and aftercare. They believe that "every life is precious" and are determined to help the little guy no matter the cost.
Georgi is not the only one who has had her heart stolen by the little kitty. Her young son, Arthur, has become Frankie's best friend.
"He's doing so well at home," Georgi said.
The sweet kitty is a snugglebug and loves people.
"Frankie went to visit a lovely lady for her 90th birthday... It was awesome seeing him make her so happy."
Frankie shows everyone love and affection while he continues to heal. Nothing makes him happier than cuddling with his humans and waking them up with nose kisses in the morning.
"We could learn a lot about life from cats," Georgi said.
He loves ear scritches!
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"Although this genetic condition is rare, numerous 4-eared cats have been lucky enough to find caring rescuers and homes throughout the last century. It's AMEOWZING that generous humans will open their hearts and show beauties, like Frankie, the love that helps piece their lives back together. Every cat deserves a chance at happiness and with Frankie, there's just more of him to love!"
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