"By the time he got the all-clear from the vet to be adopted, there was a waiting list of people wanting to take him home." Image: Huffington Post
You might know that they call six-toed cats Hemmingways. But what do they call four-eared cats? Well, in the case of one such kitty in Pennsylvania, they call him… Batman.
The little black cat came into Western Pennsylvania Humane Society recently and his dark fur and prominent ears made him look like the Caped Crusader. The shelter christened him Batman and featured him on their Facebook page.
Do I even need to tell you he immediately went viral?
I saw his picture last week and fell in love with him. I was actually part of a social media peer-pressure gang that tried to convince a friend in Pennsylvania to drive across the state to adopt Batman for her family.
No shame. Zero.
There have been four-eared cats documented — though rarely — since 1936. It’s believed to be the result of a genetic mutation that both cat parents pass down to kittens. It doesn’t result in any problems for the cat. Just some extra cuteness poking out behind the cat’s regular ears.
Batman came into the shelter with a respiratory infection, but that cleared up with treatment. By the time he got the all-clear from the vet to be adopted, there was a waiting list of people wanting to take him home.
He finally found his forever Batcave. The four-eared super-kitty went home with a little girl who loves superheroes and her mom.
The shelter was quick to remind disappointed would-be pet adopters that they, like animals shelters all over the country, have many special pets just waiting for a forever home. Maybe your new super-sidekick is just waiting for you!