When Lazarus was found on the streets of Johnson City in Tennessee, veterinarians were shocked the poor kitty was able to survive.
He was in horrible shape — infested with fleas and malnourished. He was also suffering from a severe bilateral cleft palate, a craniofacial anomaly where the face and mouth don’t form properly.
But his disability has not hindered his well-being or the amount of love people seem to have for him.
Aside from the fact that he’s a playful and sweet creature, his appearance has fascinated people from all over the world. The two-year-old cat has achieved Internet fame, with over 6,000 Vine followers and 27,000 Facebook likes.
Check out some photos of this cleft palate cat in the slideshow above.
Images: Care for Lazarus