Zeke was born with what is commonly referred to as ‘water on the brain,’ or hydrocephalus. It means that he had a build up of CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) in the ventricles of his brain. According to Medical News Today, the disorder is caused by a blockage that prevents the fluid from draining properly.
It is a rare condition in cats. Zeke looks a little different as a result. His chances of getting adopted were pretty slim.
In July 2015, When Lisa Jones from Super Heros Animal Hydrocephalus Society heard about Zeke, she arranged for him to fly from Texas to New York.
Before Zeke made it to New York, he had been rescued from the DFW shelter by Kaley’s Place. Lisa was going to take care of the 13-week-old tuxedo kitty.
When Zeke arrived, he weighed only 14 ounces and had some skeletal disorders and two twisted legs.
But, Zeke had figured out how to get around by either hopping or walking on his elbows.
Lisa said that Zeke can get himself into ‘trouble’ and have a lot of fun all at the same time! Zeke is very intelligent and already knows his name.
He is very adventurous and likes to climb. Lisa can tell he gets sometimes gets frustrated when he can’t get his legs to work right.
Lisa had another cat named Super Hero who also had hydrocephalus. Zeke and Super Hero have bonded, and now Zeke has someone to look up to!
Super Hero is a good big brother and watches out for little Zeke.
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