Meet Potato—the handsome earless cat that would still manage to steal your girl. The cat was living on the streets of China before getting rescued by a local shelter.
Potato’s rescuers found the poor kitty in a terrible condition, he was sick and abandoned for 2 years and was suffering from a rare tumor called ceruminous adenoma in his ear canals and ear flaps. After attempting to remove the adenoma, the vets advised removing the cat’s canals and flaps entirely after the tumor returned in order to prevent it from coming back.
Thankfully, Potato is currently recovering quite well and managed to find a forever home and a new best friend, Horlick. The sweet cat’s new owners confirmed on Instagram that despite not having ears, he can still hear.
However, they are guessing that the dapper boy is around 6 years old and since Potato was adopted on 25 April, his owners decided to start celebrating that day as the cat’s birthday.