He may not have a nose, but this little ginger kitty is finding a following all his own. Nigel was rescued when found wandering the streets at 6 weeks old. A week later, shelter staff were surprised when half his face fell right off.
While the particular reasons for his challenges is not known head of surgery at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center, Mike Pavletic, suspects it is a result of some injury, telling Boston.com, “Unfortunately, this little stray cat got into something,” Pavletic said. “It could have also been bitten in the face, sustained serious injury, gotten infected, and then a different part of the lip and part of the nose just became devitalized.”
Nigel has undergone reconstructive surgery and is now recovering. And, soon, he will be looking for his forever home.
According to the staff, he is just like any other kitten and seems to be unaware of his condition, loving to play and behave just like any other little one.