Cat Tries to Find a Home With His Special Quirks After He Came to Shelter In Need of Love

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Staff at Wright Way Rescue are baffled why their 7-year-old polydactyl feline extraordinaire Bruno hasn't found a home yet.

The 25-pound kitty with extra toes has won everyone's heart at the shelter in Morton Grove, Illinois. He is quite the character with a few quirky traits.

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Bruno came into Wright-Way Rescue four months ago after being surrendered by his previous owner. "Sadly, he was not meshing well with the kids in the home. That doesn't come as a big surprise, given that he is very overweight and could not swiftly run away when he needed a break from the commotion," Jacoby Andrick of Wright-Way Rescue told Love Meow.

He is a healthy boy who needs to lose some weight. Since they put him on a diet, he's been walking, playing and even doing tricks to get in shape. "We have an incredible foster network and we're able to secure a foster home for him almost immediately. The only terms for the foster were that Bruno needed to lose weight. At 25+ pounds, he really needs to lose at least 10 pounds."

They also discovered a very special quirk of his that made him stand out instantly. The kitty has a habit of standing on his back paws when he spots treats and will use his incredible charm to beg for some.

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"He likes to sit up on his back feet and beg for food," Jacoby told Love Meow. "Sometimes he stands on his back legs for 20 minutes at a time. It's quite entertaining."

It took his foster mom some time to figure out why he meowed and stared at her for a while after she put food in his bowl. "Strangely enough, he also prefers to be pet while eating."

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The adorable feline wants to be in the presence of his humans. He is never far from them. "He is a laid-back guy who likes to be in the company of his family. He is not entirely a lap cat but loves to snuggle next to people," Jacoby said.

Bruno does have a few things that he is particular about. He prefers fresh water bowls throughout the house and would love a cozy bed that is easily accessible to him. At night, the kitty gets in bed with his foster parents, guarding them while they sleep.

Watch this cute video of Bruno:

He is the happiest when he gets his back petted. Bruno is also very vocal and never shy of expressing his feelings. He says it like it is and will have a conversation with anyone who cares to join him.

Bruno is well on his way to a healthier self. "We are currently taking it one pound at a time. We believe his weight is a result of being 'over loved.' But he needs a family who loves him enough to guide him into better health," Jacoby told Love Meow.

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"He is a great cat who needs a home that will seriously keep him on a diet. A home without little kids would be best. He also needs someone who will play with him and keep him active."

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Updates:

Bruno has been adopted!

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He loves his forever home!

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