Adorable 'Cats of Hazzard' kittens put the special in special needs - Dr. Marty Becker


Adorable ‘Cats of Hazzard’ kittens put the special in special needs

Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

A tiny twosome of kittens named Luke and Daisy and their older brother, Uncle Jesse, ended up in a Los Angeles shelter. All three cats have missing bones in their lower limbs, and have trouble getting around.

Or do they? As you can see in the video below, they don’t have the slightest idea there’s anything wrong with them. They’re just as cute as kittens with all their leg bones, and definitely just as deserving of care and a loving  home. Thanks to to San Francisco Bay Area rescue group Umbrella of Hope, they’re getting a chance at both.

Dubbed the “Cats of Hazzard,” the little family even “adopted” a new kitten brother, Bo, who came to the rescue group from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care Division. He’s around 3 months old and has micropthalmia in his right eye, which has now been removed. The left eye has eyelid agenesis and entropion (missing eyelid and eyelashes that turn in and rub on his good eye). He also has an undiagnosed issue with his back legs.

All these dear little cats make up a differently-abled bunch with their own Instagram account, @catsofhazzard.

Umbrella of Hope is working to raise funds so they can see the leading specialists at UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, to find out if there are any interventions that may enhance their quality of life. You can donate toward their care at or

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