Big things can come in small packages.

In August of 2020, a kind couple who was house hunting found a stray, black kitten. Knowing they couldn’t leave him all alone, they brought him to us—figuring that since St. Francis is the patron saint of animals, our clinic was the perfect place for this little guy to find a safe haven. This sweet foundling became known as Ozzy, and he had numerous health issues that needed attention when he was brought to us, including conjunctivitis and several parasitic infections. As his health improved, his enormous personality began to shine. 

Our beloved Ozzy bear has a form of dwarfism called osteochondrodysplasia. This condition manifests in Ozzy’s unique appearance with his short, thick limbs and tail, and the cutest bow-legged stance. His most noticeable and arguably cutest feature is his large teeth, one of which is always sticking out. Ozzy is fully grown and tops the scales at four pounds, but don’t let his short stature fool you.

Ozzy is a grand addition to the St. Francis family and lives the good life at our clinic with his full-size brother, Yellow. Ozzy and Yellow do everything together, and Yellow has been by Ozzy’s side to teach him how to be a small cat who lives larger than life. Ozzy now has a host of 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 this small kitty’s full life of grandeur.