Humans aren’t the only ones who act as foster parents for kittens and cats. A stray named Hubble with deformed legs has taken on the role of foster dad to kittens who his owner is fostering. His inspiring story is proof that everyone deserves a second chance.
14. Stray Cat
One day a stray cat was wandering the streets of Orlando. He ended up in a woman’s backyard. The handsome grey and white cat made an impression on the homeowner. There was just one thing that shocked her – the kitty had twisted legs and hopped like a bunny.
13. Radial Hypoplasia
The cat also stood straight up just like a meerkat. Jennifer, the homeowner, named the cat Hubble and rescued him right away. Hubble has radial hypoplasia, a condition that caused the radius bones of his legs to be underdeveloped. Hubble is also FIV positive. Despite his differences, Hubble was an amazing cat.
12. Wedgefield Kitty Project
Jennifer is the founder of the Wedgefield Kitty Project, so Hubble was quite lucky to find her. Wedgefield mission is to save kitties “one tail at a time.” Their mission is to end the senseless euthanasia of cats. They rehabilitate, rescue, relocate, rehome, and release cats, giving them the best possible lives. Wedgefield was determined to find a home for Hubble, no matter how long it took.
11. A Forever Home
It was hard finding a forever home for Hubble. Many people passed over him because of his disabilities. Then after six months, a woman named Debbee was browsing Wedgefield’s website when she saw him on the list of adoptable cats. She was immediately drawn to the special cat.
10. Love at First Sight
Although Hubble needs special medical care, Debbee was not deterred from adopting him. She met Hubble and took him home. Hubble settled into his new space in no time. He started snuggling in Debbee’s lap on the very first day. Love at first sight!
9. The Good Life
No one knows if he had a home or was abandoned because of his disabilities, but Hubble is now living the good life. Hubble enjoys lounging around the house and taking naps on all the furniture. He is a calm guardian of the house who loves people and attention. He even goes for walks in this pink stroller.
8. Active Kitty
Hubble’s twisted legs don’t stop him from being just as playful as any other cat. He will run, jump, and pounce mice and string. He can snatch a wayward feather right out of the air with absolutely no problem. He also enjoys catnip.
7. Foster Dad
Soon, Debbie started fostering kittens with Wedgefield who were in need. That was when she discovered that Hubble had other special gifts. He loves being with kittens, especially ones who have their own disabilities. “When I would bring kittens home, Hubble would just sit in front of the door and watch them so I decided I’d put him in the room with the kittens,” Debbee said.
6. Charming the Kitties
Kittens seemed to gravitate toward Hubble. They would love spending time with him, and Hubble would groom them as if they were his own children. “He would play with them and clean them. He just loves being around kittens and they love being around him.”
5. Kitten Dad
Hubble can’t get enough of his foster kittens! He’s already around them and keeping a careful eye on them. Here he is watching Nala to make sure she’s feeling good. Nala is an emergency foster they received, but don’t worry, Hubble is there for foster dad duties.
4. Kind and Loving
Kittens can be very rambunctious, but Hubble doesn’t mind. He is patient and gentle with them. “He is kind and loving and very tolerant to kittens that can be very demanding at certain points in time.” The photographs show how much Hubble enjoys having friends to play with.
3. Finn the Foster
Hubble even has his favorites. Their foster Finn is his best girl. He loves to snuggle her and clean her. The two spend lots of time hanging out and watching TV together. She is spayed and ready for an adopter.
2. No Judgments
Hubble doesn’t judge kittens, and they don’t judge him or view him as different because of his legs. “The kittens don’t look at his disabilities. They just want to play and be loved and cleaned.” Hubble’s life is a good example for everyone.
1. Hubble, Internet Sensation
Hubble has a great Instagram feed where he posts updates on his exploits. Here he is, wearing special Star Wars gear. By visiting @hubbleharris, you can see videos of his adventures, get the lowdown on the latest kittens, and see plenty of adorable photos. Who knows – Hubble might even inspire you to adopt or foster some cats of your own!