Cross-eyed kitty rises to Internet fame
Jarvis P. Weasley was rescued from the roadside as a kitten and now has a forever home.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:16 PM
A cross-eyed orange tabby cat named Jarvis P. Weasley is the latest feline to find fame on the Web.
The 5-year-old cat — who's named after musician Jarvis Cocker and red-headed fictional wizard Ron Weasley — only recently got his own Facebook page, but already has more than 1,000 fans.
At just 4 months old, Jarvis was found on the side of an Oakland, Calif., road and taken to Saving Grace Rescue.
He had a severe upper respiratory infection and was in pretty bad shape, but shelter workers nursed him back to health.
Volunteer Daria Kelly took a special interest in the tiny kitten.
"I would watch him and he was just the happiest and cutest kitten, even with snot coming out of his nose and his eyes dripping," Kelly told ABC News.
Kelly, who's studying to become a veterinary technician, says she's fostered 300 cats, but Jarvis is the first one that she couldn't bear to part with.
"After the other sick kittens I was fostering went back for adoption, I snagged Jarvis to foster, but I knew he was never going back," she said. "He was just adorable and his personality is so strong."
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