Unique Kitten Walks Up to Lick Shelter Visitor and Earns a Home

Arlo the kitten knew how to play the hand he was dealt. When Davy, a social worker for disabled children, came to the shelter to see the unique feline his friends had recommended to him, the normally shy kitten made a beeline straight for him and planted a smooch on him in the form of a lick. Davy was hooked.

Adorable Arlo came into the world with a birth defect called hydrocephalus, caused by fluid build-up on his brain. Consequently, his head is a bit misshapen and his eyes don’t quite match up with each other. Unusual appearance or not though, Arlo is otherwise a typical kitten: Playful and mischievous, and furry ball of love.

Davy originally thought an older cat would be best suited for his home, but the immediate connection he and Arlo shared changed his mind in a hurry. He knew they were meant to be lifelong friends and roommates.

Time cuddling on Davy’s lap brought out the best in Arlo and his sweet personality blossomed as his confidence grew. Even hugging all the veterinary staff at his first medical visit, Arlo knows how to charm everyone he meets. But the best part is the love he shares with his dad, who feels lucky to wake up to Arlo’s reverberating purrs every morning.

Unique Kitten Walks Up to Lick Shelter Visitor and Earns a Home