By: Jodi Westrick
When we saw the cuteness of Saltwater Taffy, an adorable lobster-claw kitten living in Philadelphia, we just had to share her story with you.
Saltwater Taffy was born with radial agenesis, which means she likely has contracted tendons and missing radial bones in her front limbs, which gives her front limbs a lobster-claw appearance. But she's not letting that stop her.
Cared for by a foster family through the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, Saltwater Taffy goes through some "physical therapy" with her Foster Mom. The ACCT and SWT's foster mom are also hoping to raise enough funds for her care and potential surgeries. Whatever money is leftover from her care will go back to the shelter to help other animals in need. As of this posting, donors had already exceeded the goal of $1000.
Want to give in another way? The ACCT Philly is always looking for great foster families. Consider helping to save the life of an animal by donating your time and home for a period of time. Learn how you can help.
For more Saltwater Taffy cuteness, check out our photo gallery!
To see another amazing cat overcoming obstacles, check out this video of a cat getting a prosthetic from Must Love Cats: