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Couple Adopted Paralyzed Cat And Their Story Went Viral Interview With Owner

If adopting is an act of love, taking home an animal with special needs is something that transcends this feeling.

Let us introduce you to Aoife, a two-year-old cat that has stolen the hearts of millions of people. The kitten was spotted on Instagram by two incredible hoomans, Sabrina and James. They immediately fell in love with the animal and decided to bring her into their family. However, Aoife is not a usual cat. She was born with a mangled pelvis and has severe hip dysplasia and a huge curve in her spine near the thoracic area. Due to her spinal deformities, she is also incontinent and has to wear a diaper.

Despite her paralysis, Aoife has a good quality of life and has already become a viral sensation with more than 60k followers on Instagram!

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Meet Aoife, a fun and feisty cat living in LA with her 5 kitty siblings and 2 hoomans

Couple Adopted Paralyzed Cat And Their Story Went Viral

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Her owners, Sabrina and James, found the kitten on Instagram when she was around 2 weeks old

Couple Adopted Paralyzed Cat And Their Story Went Viral

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Sabrina and James immediately fell in love with the kitten and decided to adopt her

Couple Adopted Paralyzed Cat And Their Story Went Viral

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Unfortunately, Aoife was born paralyzed and cannot move her back legs

Couple Adopted Paralyzed Cat And Their Story Went Viral

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Aoife’s owners think that the cat was born this way. She has severe hip dysplasia and a huge curve in her spine near the thoracic area

Couple Adopted Paralyzed Cat And Their Story Went Viral

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Couple Adopted Paralyzed Cat And Their Story Went Viral

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She has to wear a diaper and have her bowels expelled manually every day

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According to Sabrina, Aoife is incontinent due to her spinal deformities, so the family has to perform a manual expression of both her bladder and bowel twice a day. She also takes probiotics, Miralax, Uromaxx, and pumpkin.

Couple Adopted Paralyzed Cat And Their Story Went Viral

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Sabrina and James spent 2 months working with Aoife’s foster mum to learn how to properly take care of the disabled cat

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Despite being different from other cats, Aoife has a good life and has settled in well at home

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Besides Aoife, Sabrina and James have also adopted 5 other cats, Pebbles, Kevin, Sofia, Ellie Mae and Peter.

The owners revealed that Aoife’s favorite activity is eating. “Zoomies are 2nd. Cuddling with mama is 3rd. She’s a bit of a bully at times, but all the cats get along with each other.”

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Sabrina started documenting the cat’s life at home and posting pictures and videos of Aoife online

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The cat immediately became an internet sensation

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At the moment, Aoife is followed by more than 60k people on Instagram

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“Her followers are very vocal about how much they love her story, but it wasn’t until her first reel hit 1 million views that we realized we had a little star,” Sabrina shared.

“She’s stubborn, feisty, fearless and incredibly strong, which makes for hilarious and inspirational videos. We had no idea she would have this much attention though.”

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“Being Aoife’s mom is an honor and pure joy”

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Sabrina told us that watching Aoife thrive despite her disability has made them appreciate their blessings more, taught them to be kinder, and helped them connect with truly wonderful people!

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