This kitten with uneven eyes was found on the streets and got a chance at a better life.

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A Good Samaritan spotted a kitten on the streets of South Los Angeles. The little stray appeared to have a mild upper respiratory infection and a deformity on his face.

The kind person scooped him up and reached out to a local rescuer, in hopes of getting him the medical attention and specialized care that he needed.

Jacqueline DeAmor, founder of Friends for Life Rescue Network, was notified about the little tabby. She immediately offered to help. “I saw that he had a cleft, and many cleft kitties have compounding medical issues so we offered to take him,” Jacqueline told Love Meow.

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With help from the rescue community, the kitten named Jacob was transported to Friends for Life Rescue Network the next day. He was around five weeks old, a bit malnourished and covered in fleas.

They cleaned him up, treated his eyes and gave him a full dish of kitten food. The little guy felt much better and went to sleep with a full belly that night.

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The sweet kitten with a cleft nose may look a bit confused, but he is so happy to have a safe foster home and a loving family to care for him.

Mel Lamprey and her husband Zane, foster volunteers of the rescue, have been looking after the little tabby and tending to his needs.

Jacob’s uneven eyes are due to his skull shape being a bit different. His jawline is not centered properly, and one of his eyes pushes out a bit more.

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Watch little Jacob the kitten in this video:

Jacob the kitten

“His jaw is misaligned and a tooth is poking into his upper plate,” Mel said. The kitten will be seeing a dental specialist this Wednesday and will also visit another specialist to confirm if he has hydrocephalus.

No matter the results, the rescue is determined to ensure quality of life for the deserving little guy.

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Jacob has healed up nicely from the kitty cold. His eyes are clear and bright, and he has put on a lot of weight.

Not only has he figured out how to purr but also he has learned to enjoy cuddles. Jacob likes to be held like a purrito. It makes him feel comforted and loved.

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In just a couple of weeks, the tabby boy really filled out and doubled in weight.

He recently hit the two-pound mark and is getting more active each day. No more worries about food and shelter, the sweet kitty is loving his VIP life and all the cuddles and belly rubs he can get.

cute kitten, cleft nose, special

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Jacob is partial to snuggling with his humans while purring up a storm. He has found his favorite napping spots — his foster dad’s chest and neck.

“We’ll do our best to get this little werewolf healthy, keep him safe, and show him all the love and support we can,” Mel added.

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Jacob is in the best hands and getting what he needs to thrive. The little former stray is on his way to a purr-filled life.

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