When Jacqueline Santiago first saw a photo of Pinocchio, she could tell there was something different about him. The skinny little kitten had big blue eyes and a snaggletooth, but she didn’t realize how special he was until she met him.
In the summer of 2020, Jacqueline Santiago of Friends for Life Rescue Network saw a photo of a kitten with obvious congenital .ᴅᴇꜰᴇᴄᴛs.
At first, they weren’t sure what was wrong with the kitten entirely but the rescue organization took him in.
At the time, Jacqueline shared, “He came malnourished, dehydrated, and .ɪɴғᴇsᴛᴇᴅ with fleas.”
He was already 3 months old but he was still the size of a 5-6 week old kitten!
Luckily, the little miracle kitty somehow managed to survive.
Although he had undergone successful sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ, the poor cat was still sad and alone. Despite her loneliness, however, Tate says the Miracle Kitty let out loud purrs whenever she was around, and as can be expected, the woman immediately fell in love.
Pinocchio quickly befriends every human and animal he meets, and couldn’t be more outgoing.
“Pinocchio isn’t the shy type,” Santiago said. “He’s extremely confident and greets everyone almost immediately.”
“He runs up to anyone who enters the room and climbs up to their shoulder to perch,” she added. “He rubs on you, loves to play, and bounces around. He’s a really happy guy who loves everyone — other people, other cats, and dogs.”