This Sᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟ Kitty Has Been Dubbed “Baby Yoda” Cat
A rescue kitten is being dubbed “Baby Yoda Cat” thanks to her adorable resemblance to the ᴠɪʀᴀl “The Mandalorian” character. The cat, who does not yet have a real name, has gone ᴠɪʀᴀl after her picture was shared on Facebook by ᴠᴇᴛᴇʀɪɴᴀʀɪᴀɴ ᴀssɪsᴛᴀɴᴛ Jᴀɴᴀ Aᴠɪʟᴇs.
“Everyone quickly fell in love with her,” Aviles told . The furry stray was found by a volunteer at the Humane Society in Kannapolis, Nᴏʀᴛʜ Cᴀʀᴏʟɪɴᴀ, last Sunday, and was admitted to an ᴀɴɪᴍᴀʟ ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ. Baby Yoda Cat remains ᴜɴᴅᴇʀ ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀʟ sᴜᴘᴇʀᴠɪsɪᴏɴ and is being fostered by Aviles. The cat is being ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ for a ᴅᴇᴇᴘ ᴡᴏᴜɴᴅ around the neck and a ʀᴇsᴘɪʀᴀᴛᴏʀʏ ɪɴꜰᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. She also sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀᴇᴅ ꜰʀᴏᴍ ʜᴀɪʀ ʟᴏss and ɪɴᴛᴇsᴛɪɴᴀʟ ᴘᴀʀᴀsɪᴛᴇs. The Humane Society noted that “many on social media” have dubbed little Joy as “Yoda Cat because some see a striking resemblance to Yoda from Star Wars” as Joy’s ears go out to either side, just like Yoda’s ears, and her large eyes and tiny nose help accentuate the adorable resemblance.
Aviles said Baby Yoda has been friendly and affectionate and wasn’t feral before her rescue.
“She’s doing much better, but it’s going to be a while yet,” said Aviles. Baby Yoda is also ᴍɪssɪɴɢ ʜᴇʀ ᴄᴀɴɪɴᴇ ᴛᴇᴇᴛʜ, which is why she’s ᴘʀᴏɴᴇ ᴛᴏ ʙʟᴇᴘs. A Cabarrus Animal Hospital employee is fostering Baby Yoda as she ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀs. Once her ᴡᴏᴜɴᴅs have healed and she’s been sᴘᴀʏᴇᴅ, she’ll be available for ᴀᴅᴏᴘᴛɪᴏɴ.“She has a long road of ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀʏ ahead of her,” the Humane Society said. “Joy will not be available for adoption for some time. If you wish to donate toward her medical bills, we welcome any assistance. Any amount above what is needed for Joy’s medical needs will go to help other ɪɴᴊᴜʀᴇᴅ strays like her.” A Humane Society board member toldthat Joy is “still having a few symptoms, but she’s being taken care of by the vets. It’s going to take a while for her to heal.”“She’s very cuddly, she’s very affectionate, and she’s very sweet,” Nancy Rominger, who is a board member at the humane society, told the outlet. “Her experiences have not made her into an attack cat. She seems to like people and loves being in laps. She’s going to make someone a very nice pet.”