Memphis is only a year old and has already experienced more than his fair share of trials tribulations in his short time here. Memphis was born with a congenital birth defect that resulted in his two adorably boop-able noses.
Unfortunately for this special feline, though, he was high on the list to be euthanized. He was surrendered to a shelter when his family could no longer care for him, where the local shelters were threatening to put Memphis down. But that's when The Odd Cat Sanctuary in Salem, Massachusetts, stepped in.
Tara Kay, founder of the Odd Cat Sanctuary, received a message from one of their volunteers about this special cat in need of rescue. When Tara heard about Memphis' up-in-the-air fate, she knew she had to act fast. She took Memphis in without a second thought.
"He was born with deformed soft palate, smushed face and a cleft lip," says Tara. "Both noses are functional. He does breathe louder and snores! But he does great."
The Odd Cat Sanctuary is dedicated to helping special needs cats like Memphis. They take on special needs cats that have no other options and are facing euthanasia“ He’s a trooper who has been through a lot,” says Tara. “He’s unique, special, and different. That’s an ‘Odd’ cat!”
The right home for Memphis will be with people who understand that he — and other special cats like him — should be loved for his differences, not in spite of them. Because different is beautiful! “They are unique, special, and so deserving of wonderful forever homes,” says Tara.
Even if you can't open your home to Memphis, there are ways you can help! Animal rescues like the Odd Cat Sanctuary are always looking for foster homes for their animals in need. Meowingtons is part of an Office Cats Foster Program with our local Humane Society, and fostering cats is such a rewarding and heartwarming experience.
To learn more about this adorable cat, you can follow Memphis on Instagram.
Memphis is currently located at the Odd Cat Sancutary in Salem, Massachusets. If you’re interested in adopting this special feline, you can complete an online adoption form or find more information at The Odd Cat Sanctuary.