Big things come in small packages.

In August of 2020, a kind couple house hunting found a stray, black kitten and brought him into us knowing they could not leave him there all alone. As St. Francis, patron saint of animals, provides protection for animals the couple knew the staff at our clinic would do the same now known as “Ozzy”. Ozzy had numerous health issues when he arrived needing treatment from conjunctivitis to several parasitic infections. As these infections cleared up, Ozzy’s huge personality began to shine. Our sweet Ozzy bear has a form of dwarfism called osteochondrodysplasia. This condition manifests itself in Ozzy’s appearance with short, thick limbs and tail and the cutest bow-legged stance. His most noticeable feature is his large teeth, one of which is always sticking out giving him his adorable, unique appearance. Ozzy is fully grown and weighs in at 4 pounds but do not let his short stature fool you. Ozzy shares his home at the vet clinic with his full-size, now-brother, Yellow. Ozzy and Yellow do everything together and Yellow has been by Ozzy’s side to teach him the ways of being a cat living larger than life. Ozzy is a grand addition to our clinic family. Ozzy now has more caregivers, free healthcare for life, and an abundance of love flowing his way.

“God requires that we assist the animals when they need our help. Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection.”
– St. Francis of Assisi

Follow this boy’s sweet journey on Instagram @ozzythedwarfkitty and see the full life this small kitty is living with grandeur.