When one hears the name Pinocchio, they would normally associate it with the adorable little boy with a circular, chubby face and an elongated nose from the popular children’s book, The Adventures of Pinocchio, written by Italian author Carlo Collodi of Florence. However, in this article, we are referring to a real-life kitten named Pinocchio, who has a distinct appearance due to a cranial abnormality he was born with. This tiny feline has a slim build, big beautiful blue eyes, and a unique snaggletooth. Despite his unconventional look, the kitten seems to be completely oblivious to his distinctive appearance.
Jacqueline Santiago, who is the proud owner of Friends for Life Rescue Network, shared that the moment she laid eyes on a photograph of the tiny kitten, she immediately spotted that he had an extraordinary appearance. However, it wasn’t until she met him in person that she realized how truly exceptional he was.
According to Santiago, he couldn’t figure out Pinocchio’s facial expression until he saw him in person. Pinocchio’s initial meeting was quite pleasant, as he purred right away and was very friendly towards Santiago. He is quite outgoing and enjoys making friends with both humans and animals. Santiago added that Pinocchio is not shy at all and greets everyone confidently and swiftly.
As soon as someone enters the room, he dashes towards them and jumps up to their shoulder to sit, said the woman. He enjoys rubbing himself against people, playing with them and hopping around. This cheerful feline has a friendly demeanor and loves everyone, including other cats, dogs and humans.
The cat has a misaligned jaw, which means he can only consume wet food. During his stay at the foster home, he also faced some health complications and received surgical treatment to correct his umbilical hernia and sternum placement.
Pinocchio is currently on the road to recovery, but it seems that he won’t be up for adoption anytime soon due to his health issues. Santiago, who is taking care of Pinocchio, mentioned that they are not accepting any applications or inquiries at the moment. This is because they don’t have a full understanding of what Pinocchio’s future needs will be. While they know his current needs, these may change as he grows and goes through changes.
When Pinocchio is prepared to be adopted, he’ll require a unique family who can provide him with the affection and care he requires. Despite his crooked face, which always causes him to have a lopsided grin, he never stops smiling. Do you find this adorable cat endearing? Feel free to express your thoughts in the comment section! Also, don’t forget to share this post with your loved ones.