Vinny Van Gogh is living a dream compared to the nightmare he had when he was initially found.
Vinny was a small kitten when he was found, just 2-3 weeks old, but he had already suffered critical injuries in his short life.
An animal is said to have injured Vinny and destroyed his ear. The wound became infected, but he had a fighting spirit, and when he came across a loving person, he marched up to him, “purring away,” as Vinny’s father, Collin, put it.
Kitten Adoration Right Away.
The good Samaritan who found Vinny turned out to be the son of the local shelter’s president. Who better to help since he knew just where to get Vinny the help he so urgently needed!
Vinny was taken from the shelter to a veterinarian’s clinic, where he would begin his recovery.Collin explained, “He ended up having two operations; the first to remove his ear and ear canal all the way down to the skull due to infection, and the second to clear out some more infection.”
Vinny would meet his mother for the first time here. He said on Instagram that Liz “immediately fell in love” at first sight.
Vinny fostered with a kitten foster family after his operations, but the foster mom had a litter of neonatals on bottles and Vinny’s demands were too great.
Liz and Collin jumped at the chance to adopt the little black cat. They got close to Vinny as they saw him recover and thrive, and after six weeks together, there was no way they would let him go.
“Vinny was such an enthusiastic and loving little kitten, even after the attack and operations, we concluded there was no other place for him but with us,” Collin said.
On New Year’s Eve, Vinny Van Gogh, a foster failure, was adopted into his forever home.
“Zero Cares, Two Thumbs, One Ear”
Vinny’s Instagram feed is brimming with images of him looking dashing and feisty. And, despite the fact that he appears to be a Photoshop trick, those images are real. He’s truly that good-looking!
Vinny makes up for his lack of ears with his toes. He’s a polydactyl cat, which means he’s got two thumbs! #kittenmittens are amazing!
Vinny has a canine sibling with whom he has a healthy relationship. Vinny takes the dog’s toys, but the dog eats it. “We’re still cool,” he tells us.
Many fans are wondering if Vinny’s hearing has been harmed as a result of his missing ear. “Cats with one ear are definitely not damaged, and they are maybe even cuter,” Collin says.
Vinny’s father may be onto something!
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