VIDEO: Cat Abandoned for Having No Front Legs Now Has the Best Life

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Roux the cat was born with only two fully-formed legs. Although her hind legs developed normally in the womb, Roux’s front legs are “nubs” whose development was halted by a genetic defect. Her first owners gave her up when they realized she was unable to bury her waste in her litter box. Fortunately, vet clinic worker Jackie Deak Akey fell in love with Roux, and adopted her the moment she saw her!

Roux, who is healthy aside from her congenital defects, has adapted to her unique condition and engages in the same daily activities as any other cat. Her owner affectionately refers to her as a “bunny-cat” because of the way she hops in place of walking. Her legs get quite the workout each day, as she is able to run fast and even jump up onto furniture. She also has a bunny “cousin” named Kangaroo!

Although vets believe Roux’s condition is painless, she will need regular check-ups on her back and legs when she grows older. For now, however, the playful kitty can focus on having fun!



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10 Comments

  1. Laura Hickey

    I’m so happy she has a good home. God bless you and God bless the sweet kitty!???

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  2. Rose Marie

    Bless Miss Akey for seeing past Roux’s disabilities and loving her! Disabled animals are just as full of life and personality as the non-disabled, but it seems to take special humans to give them a good home and a good life! I hope sweet Roux has a long and happy life!

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  3. Dawn C

    To the people who take on these animals with disabilities, GOD BLESS YOU. This story made my day better.

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  4. Darlene Mangini

    She is absolutely precious!

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  5. Leanne

    Thankyou for adoptingthis special fur baby giving her a loving forever home.????????????

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  6. Anagladys Ghiorsi

    SIGNED AND SUPPORT FOR PROTECTION OF OURS ANIMALS. GOD BLESS THE PEOPLE WHO ADOPTED THE CAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND FOR BEING A GOOD HUMAN BEING.

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  7. Lee

    What a beautiful and smart treasure she is. In Yiddish, we would say she has a “zisser punim” or a sweet face.

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  8. cindi scholefield

    I love to read about people who aren’t afraid to adopt pets who don’t fit the category of “normal”. Roux is wonderful.

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  9. Shasha

    Chemicals caused this? Very sad! God bless the cat and may it have a long healthy/happy life. Vaccines/chemicals/gluten/GMO/Roundup/pesticides may hurt. Grain free food may help.

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