Zeke is too gosh-darned cute to handle.
The tiny tuxedo kitten has a disorder commonly referred to as “water on the brain,” which causes a build up of cerebral spinal fluid in his brain. Zeke has a blockage which prevents the fluid from draining properly, which results in him having a different appearance. He also had some skeletal disorders and two twisted legs.
This made Zeke very unlikely to be adopted.
When Lisa Jones heard about Zeke and his story, she arranged for him to fly from Texas to New York. She worked for Super Heros Animals Hydrocephalus Society and knew she had to do something.
Jones adopted Zeke as her own, and she made sure that he was getting the care he deserved.
When Zeke got to New York, he was just 14oz. But that didn’t stop the little guy from getting around! He had figured out how to either hop around or walk on his elbows.
“Zeke is hysterical, behaving as any normal kitten should, and despite all of his disabilities, he has a heck of A LOT OF ABILITIES!!!” Lisa wrote on Facebook.
According to Lisa, Zeke definitely knows how to get himself into trouble! He’s a smart kitty and already responds to his name. Lisa says that Zeke sometimes gets frustrated when he can’t get his legs to work, but he just naps and it’s all fine.
“He’s figured out that he can climb the mesh laundry basket or screen door and has managed to get all 4 feet off the floor but does not have the strength to climb yet,” Jones said. “But I know he’ll get it eventually as he grows.”
Lisa has another cat name Super Hero, who also had hydrocephalus like Zeke. The two have become best friends and now Zeke has someone to look up to!
We’re so happy Zeke has a new home, and we can’t wait to see how he progresses!