In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, “Twerk” the kitten has garnered internet fame with a video that has gone viral. And yes, Twerk is a very special kitten, besides being adorable and playful as most kittens get to be. This little gal, however is unique, and although she wasn’t born perfect, who really cares?
The three-month old kitten was brought to the East End shelter of the Humane Animal Rescue earlier in July because her previous owner was moving.
According to the shelter, the mini kitty suffers from Cerebellar Hypoplasia, a neurological disorder that results in involuntary movements and shakes. So what? Twerk seems to be quite the dancer, and her disability doesn’t seem to bother her at all – purring, dancing and being generally a happy kitty.
Twerk’s condition occured when parts of the cerebellum did not completely develop. This condition can occur as a result of genetic causes or from infections, toxins or nutritional deficiencies. According to the Pet MD, symptoms are visible when kittens begin to stand and walk; around six weeks of age. It’s important to remember that the cat isn’t sick, weak or hurt; she’s simply uncoordinated.
Unless a CH cat has other health issues, her life expectancy is the same as a cat without CH. The condition is non-progressive; it will never get worse — and in some cases, owners say their cat’s coordination improves over time.
On Thursday, Twerk’s awesome little video and her amazing talents garnered her a brand new bestie –
Have a great life Twerk. Your new mom looks awesome.
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