Ivan is a very special cat, who was looking for a very special home. His legs aren't like other cats, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want love and affection like every other animal. He was surrendered to the shelter because his malformed legs make it difficult for him to get around, but no one was interested in adopting him. They knew they were going to have to really shine the spotlight on him so he could find the perfect home.
The shelter sent out a press release about Ivan, hoping that it would help raise awareness about this "super social" sweetheart. "Born without radial bones in his front legs, which are also missing two toes on each paw, and a deformed left hind leg, Ivan 'army crawls' his way around as walking is impossible," the organization described. "Moreover, he is unable to use his litter box each and every time, making it all the more difficult to identify an adopter willing to take him in."
“What Ivan lacks in mobility he more than makes up for in personality," adoption center manager, Alyssa Krieger, said. "His physical limitations will always be there—so we’re looking for the adopter who can see through that and give him the second chance he deserves."