Kitten With Twisted Arms And Legs Finds Loving Forever Home

Nothing can keep Pretzel the kitten down. She's a tough little lady.

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Her name is Pretzel and she's a tiny little warrior. Via PAWsitive/Rumble Video

It’s amazing what you can overcome when your will to live is strong.

A kitten named Pretzel had all the odds stacked against her. But thanks to her strong will (and loving support from some kind humans), she is finally thriving.

In a video uploaded to Rumble by PAWsitive, Pretzel’s tough start to life is recounted. From being dumped at the shelter with her siblings just hours after her birth, to her abnormally twisted arms and legs making it difficult to walk, to her siblings dying young, poor little Pretzel couldn’t catch a break.

Via PAWsitive/Rumble Video

How could you not fall in love with this ball of sweetness? Via PAWsitive/Rumble Video

But she was one tough kitty. Pretzel continued to grow under the care of her foster family, and her genetic abnormality didn’t stop her from getting around.

Via PAWsitive/Rumble Video

She’s a fighter, and a lover. And most importantly, a survivor. Via PAWsitive/Rumble Video

She behaved as any cat would, and after eight months, ended up finding a wonderfully loving forever home. Pretzel’s new owner adores her just how she is, and this amazing cat has the happy ending she so deserves.

Watch the video below to learn more about Pretzel’s journey:

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  • Wonderful!!! Yor are great!!!

    wolf June 29, 2016 1:32 am Reply
  • What a great story. I really respect the people that help animals that are not “perfect”. I believe that all lives are precious, and deserve that chance to live and thrive. This made my day!

    Amy Skaggss June 29, 2016 1:34 am Reply
    • It does my heart good to see such caring people!

      Bev June 29, 2016 1:50 pm Reply
  • the parents who adopted the white cat are heroes and angels.
    the cat’s health would be better if she was a few pounds lighter.

    Gym Rat June 29, 2016 2:24 am Reply
    • I agree that Pretzel needs to lose a bit of weight. That little sweetheart could move around more easily, and would be much healthier, if a bit lighter.
      Blessings and best wishes to all.

      Meg June 29, 2016 6:27 am Reply
    • I agree. I love these people! However, having a cat with a deformity myself, I’m very conscientious about his weight. I don’t want added poundage to be even more of a challenge on his joints, heart, etc., which the vet told me could be an issue. But, when all is said and done, our cats are loved.

      LMP June 29, 2016 6:16 pm Reply
  • I am happy to this lil one got a chance at a loving life, but I do feel so bad that she has to deal with what she is going through… Is she in pain?

    Diana June 29, 2016 4:12 am Reply
  • Made me cry. Thanks to the forever family and foster family. As us, she deserves the best of life.

    Maria Reis June 29, 2016 4:55 am Reply
  • Such a beautiful kitty! Bless the people that took her in and gave her a chance. And bless the beautiful girl that adopted her. Such wonderful, compassionate people! This story brought me to tears. I wish Pretzel and long happy life with her wonderful owner.

    Diane June 29, 2016 5:17 am Reply
  • Could she be fitted with a wheeled device on the rear so she wouldn’t have to drag across the floor and possibly abrade the skin off her legs from dragging herself? Losing a little weight could help too. Carrying extra weight can lead eventually to diabetes, and she doesn’t need that additional challenge. I say that with guilt in my heart over my elderly cat who has diabetes from being overweight most of his life.

    Dorothy June 29, 2016 5:30 am Reply
  • Both caretaker and new mom are amazing , caring human beings…………….Pretzel is very blessed

    vee June 29, 2016 5:31 am Reply
  • Wow that cat’s obesity is a form of animal cruelty and, for sure, adds to it’s genetic mobility problems.
    It should be taken to a rehab place with a pool to lose a lot of weight so it has a better chance of a longer life.

    joyce verani June 29, 2016 5:56 am Reply
    • In the owner’s defence, I imagine it is very difficult for a cat with mobility issues to be active enough to maintain a healthy weight. I agree that something should be done – perhaps a lower-fat diet should be considered – but to describe a weight issue in this particular case as ‘cruelty’ is a bit harsh, especially as the cat is clearly loved.

      Matt June 29, 2016 5:35 pm Reply
  • God Bless you and Pretzel

    Libby Garofalo June 29, 2016 6:22 am Reply
  • Thank you for loving Pretzel. But even if she did not have any handicaps, she needs to be a bit lighter. While her legs aren’t the norm, her appetite seems to be. Blessings to all

    aurora madrigal June 29, 2016 6:44 am Reply
  • What a beautiful story ! May God bless you both. You two were meant to be together. Pretzel is so lucky to have a Mom like you.

    Rhonda Miller June 29, 2016 6:57 am Reply
  • Pretzel needs wheels, “go fund me”.

    Anjana kennedy June 29, 2016 7:17 am Reply
    • Here’s Pretzel’s link:

      While their goal has been met, the excess is going toward Pretzel’s longterm care. She has lots of medical needs.

      KatWrangler June 29, 2016 7:50 am Reply
  • this is great for her that you took her in thank you!

    Nancy Shufeldt June 29, 2016 7:49 am Reply
  • Thank goodness for wonderful people like these. God bless them and beautiful little Pretzel. Hoping she has a long happy life with her wonderful owner.

    Diana June 29, 2016 7:59 am Reply
  • Ya know who should be “put to sleep”? The scum that just dumped these kittens. Pretzel is a gorgeous little fighter! I pray she has a long and happy life.

    J. David Scott June 29, 2016 8:03 am Reply
    • I couldn’t agree more! How can people be so heartless? These were just tiny newborns who deserved a chance at life.

      Jaime June 29, 2016 7:13 pm Reply
  • So awesome!!!!

    MADDIE June 29, 2016 8:04 am Reply
  • Great story! However, people who assume this cat is obese- first of all, she may not be obese, if you notice her baby pictures, she has a big belly, and also, she has a genetic deformity, OR she could be on medication which bloats her. My daughter takes medicine for asthma, and constantly struggles with weight gain, does that makes me a bad parent?

    Cyndy Lee June 29, 2016 8:22 am Reply
  • This was an awesome video. Thank you for saving this precious baby and giving her a chance at life. Thank you to the young lady that adopting this precious & beautiful baby and gave her a forever and loving home. You are all awesome.

    Mary Trowbridge June 29, 2016 8:38 am Reply
  • How nice of you to take this cat and give her a chance at a happy life.

    Barbara. Hanson June 29, 2016 8:40 am Reply
  • I am so happy to see these videos….their will to live and be happy is strong! I had my little two legged cat for almost 16 years and her ashes sit in my bookcase next to my dog Jesse and and my Mom…loss is just part of the cycle…but life begins again. Thank you to all the people that see perfection in people and animals that were not born perfect. I love special need pets!

    Brenda Ritter June 29, 2016 9:35 am Reply
  • Years ago a manx cat we had gave birth to a kitten with deformed back legs – the vet used tongue depressors and tape to get the legs forward and it worked somewhat. She was all white with blue eyes and because of her leg deformity she made a hopping motion so I named her Thumper. People would always ask if she was a cross between a rabbit and a cat – of course we know this is not possible.

    Marc June 29, 2016 9:36 am Reply
  • Pretzel is precious! I just noticed that her eyes are different colors. My favorite part of the video is at 3:28, where the owner makes a gesture with her hand, and all this fur flies into the air. This story has such a happy ending. Thank you.

    Missy ;) June 29, 2016 10:31 am Reply
  • Oh come on! No cart so she can wheel around? And how about an evaluation from an orthopedic vet? Perhaps she could be helped, one leg at a time.

    Guest100 June 29, 2016 11:58 am Reply
    • I agree,with special wheels etc……she would be unstoppable.Its Amazing that Animals cope with health issues,just like ppl…………Thank God for the ppl who saved her…May she have a full Happy Life….hugssssssss

      kim michaels June 29, 2016 5:20 pm Reply
  • Pretzel Happy where she at now. People stop being so negative.

    wayne freitag June 29, 2016 1:39 pm Reply
  • Thank you to everyone who helped save this beautiful baby girl. She deserved a chance at life and because of caring and compassionate people she got that and more.

    May God Bless Pretzel and her wonderful and loving Mama with a great life.

    O Olon June 29, 2016 2:41 pm Reply
  • Beautiful story, brought tears to my eyes when I saw the two of you on the couch and Pretzel with her forever Mother!

    Debra June 29, 2016 4:16 pm Reply
  • God bless Pretzel’s human Mom! Thanks to her Pretzel is loved. ;-D

    Gigi June 29, 2016 4:48 pm Reply

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