11 year old • Male
Beta is a striking medium haired, black & white tuxedo with very soft fur, a distinctive white streak down his nose, white whiskers, and large green expressive eyes. Beta is a tripod, a three legged kitty, missing his right rear leg.
Beta is a very sweet, gentle and laid back gentleman. The only difference between Beta and other cats is that he has three legs instead of four which comes with an endearing hop when he walks! He does everything just as well as any other cat, including jumping up and down and using the litter box without any special props or assistance. He is a delightful cat, bright, alert and playful. He loves getting brushed, petted and being talked to. He enjoys swatting around balls & fuzzy mice, playing laser and footsies under the bed with the other cats in the household. As Beta is a bit cautious, he often relies on his BFF, Delta before trying new things or meeting new people.
Beta has tested negative for FIV/FELK negative, is micro-chipped, current on vaccines and litter box trained. Beta will do best in a quiet, low key home with his loving companion, Delta.
Beta lived in a friendly, outdoor colony at an apartment complex in SW Durham with his BFF, Delta.
In March-2014, his caretakers saw that he was dragging his rear leg. After getting him to the vet, they found that he had suffered from a trauma (probably hit by a car) and he had a severely broken right, rear leg which would need to be amputated. Beta was brought into foster care to live indoors as he could not live safely outdoors as a tripod.
His leg was amputated 4/1/14 and he has recovered beautifully in spite of the major adjustments he faced; going from an outdoor to an indoor kitty, having major surgery and adjusting to life without a rear leg. Thankfully, he had his BFF, Delta for post surgery TLC and companionship!