Next feline fascination: Jarvis The Adorable Cross-Eyed Ginger Cat

Next feline fascination: Jarvis The Adorable Cross-Eyed Ginger Cat

Left to die by his first owner – but was rescued and is now a heart stealer

Meet Jarvis P. Weasely, the handsome cross-eyed ginger cat. At for weeks old, his chances for survival looked slim after being dumped on the side of the road by his owners.

The ginger kitten was found and rescued by Oakland Animal Services in California.

He came at the local animal shelter as a sick little kitten. The kitten seized the heart of one of the veterinary technicians, Amber Holly, who works at the shelter and rescued him.

Remembering the day he came, Amber said: ‘Jarvis came in a cross-eyed, snot-nosed, squinty yet adorable mess, but sadly kittens with an upper respiratory at a government shelter do not last long.

Then cat-mad mum Daria Kelly was a volunteer at the time and she agreed to foster the cross-eyed kitten for Saving Grace Rescue while he was treated so that he wouldn’t be euthanised at the shelter.

His arrival in Ms Kelly’s house was only meant to be temporary, but Daria fell in love with the kitten and just couldn’t bear to part with him. He has now become a permanent member of the family.

Daria said, ‘I just remember him standing out because, though he was very sick, he always seemed so happy, and his face never fails to make me smile.’

‘One day I was watching him jump for joy in his cage, seemingly over nothing. I took it to be pure happiness.’

‘I waited until the sick kittens that I was fostering at my home were well, and then I took him to foster – but he ended up staying permanently.’

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Rescued back in 2009, he looks so darn cute. The first day he was brought home by Daria (right)

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Jarvis’ adorable face never fails to make Daria smile.

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The five-year-old is named after glasses-wearing Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker and fictional Harry Potter character Ron Weasley who is ginger.

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Despite his tempestuous early years, Jarvis doesn’t appear to hold any grudges.

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This one is Photoshopped but it’s really adorable.

Saving Grace Inc; The Furrtographer, Cat Town, Photos: M. Daria Kelly

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