One day, a woman living in the suburbs of Chicago, found a cardboard box on her porch.
To her surprise there was a tiny kitten inside, the poor abandoned thing had a large wound on his neck so she took him to the vet for immediate treatment.
The vet, Elsie, took one look into the kitten big eyes and immediately fell in love.
She knew that he would need loads of love and attention.
So she decided to become his foster mom and named him Porg, after the big-eyed creatures on Star Wars.
Elise soon noticed that when Porg was grooming or scratching his ears and neck, it would lead to large recurrent tears in his skin, which is obviously not normal for a kitten.
After further investigation they found out he suffered from a rare genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
This condition is quite unusual in cats, and is what earned him the nickname of a ‘glass kitten,’ because he is just so incredibly fragile.
This rare condition causes cats to have loose fragile skin that tears easily.
Because of this, Porg wear often wears clothes that protect his skin and make him feel more comfortable.
By then, Elsie knew she was more than a foster mom to Porg, he had become a full-time member of her family.
There was no way that she was going to give up on him, even if he did require a little extra care and attention.
As the little kitten grew, so did his personality!
He loves to play and be active and especially loves cuddles.
“We share a special bond with him and just adore him,” shares Elsie.
“It has been quite a difficult learning process finding what helps to keep his skin healthy and safe, but we now have our routine down and he has been doing great!”
Elsie hopes that Porg’s story will inspire others to open their hearts to special needs animals.
And Elsie is so happy, and feels lucky to have Porg in her family.
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