A missing eye or leg, an extra toe, Feline Care Cat Rescue has seen it all. But an extra ear? That’s something that deserves a little attention – and that’s precisely what it’s getting.
“We’ve cared for plenty of cats with one eye, three legs or six toes and several cats with no tail left but Brian’s our first ever three-eared cat!” Molly Farrar, manager of Feline Care Cat Rescue in East Harling, Norfolk told The Daily Mail.
Brian, a stray feline, was found and brought into Marcus Wilson’s veterinary practice last week. Though in overall good health, there was one distinctive thing about the cat – something that Dr. Wilson, owner of Watton’s Knott’s Yard Veterinary Practice, had never before seen in his years of practice: a third ear.
“He’s the first three-eared cat Marcus has seen in all his years of practice,” said Farrar. “He’s got a left ear, a right ear and a final front-ear. He’s obviously very distinctive with his extra little ear so someone must be missing him or would recognise him.”
Now residing with Feline Care Cat Rescue until a home can be found for the scruffy feline, Dr. Wilson attributes the appearance of a third ear to a birth defect or a possible sibling who was absorbed into him, creating a third ear. Regardless of the reason, Brian, named after the man who found him Monday, has created a flurry of talk on the world wide web, and earned himself 15 minutes of fame – now all he needs is a forever home.
Believed to be between the ages of four and ten years, Brian will be placed up for adoption next week if his owner’s do not come forward to claim him.
“Brian’s in a bit of a tatty and skinny state,” said Farrar. “He’s been in the wars a bit and has a fractured canine tooth and ear mites so he obviously needs looking after. We see all sorts of cats here but Brian is by far the most unusual, he’s certainly something very special.”
We’re loving Brian’s extra bit – it’s very Dr. Spock, don’t you think?