Arizona Humane Society looking to place disabled kitten in loving home

PHOENIX - Do you have what it takes to open your heart and your home to a disabled pet?

Simba is a 13-week-old orange tabby kitten who was born with deformed front legs and extra toes on his back paws.

According to the Arizona Humane Society, Simba was turned in to the shelter when his owner's landlord objected to pets in the home.

Simba is being given a second chance at finding a loving home.

Despite his disability, Simba is in great health and will head to the adoption floor on Thursday when the doors open at 11 a.m.

According to the AHS, animals with disabilities often cope better than people with disabilities, but sometimes don't get the credit they deserve. Cats are said to be extremely good at adapting and use their intelligence to cope with their differences.

As Simba grows and adapts, he will learn to walk on his front legs as padding or callouses develop to protect him.

He may have a harder time on tile or wood floors but will likely develop strong hind legs to help him move along.

For anyone interested in adopting Simba, he will be available for adoption at 11 a.m. at the AHS Sunnyslope shelter located at 9226 N. 13th Avenue in Phoenix.

Simba is part of the AHS Leave No Feline Behind campaign in which adoption fees are waived in lieu of meaningful monetary donations. The campaign neds September 30, 2012.

In addition to Simba, 163 other cats are waiting to find "forever families."

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