Unique kitten born with 'mustache' pattern

Posted at 8:52 AM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 09:31:42-05

A unique kitten is helping a California animal shelter spread the important message of spaying and neutering your pets.

The kitten was born with a pattern that gives her the looking like she has a mustache. A number of people are calling her the "Mustache Kitten."

Sally Ann, as the kitten has been named, was left in a donation bin at the Salvation Army in downtown Fresno.

A Salvation Army employee found the kitten and called Cat House on the Kings, California's largest no-cage, no-kill lifetime cat sanctuary. Sally Ann is now receiving food, medical care and lots of attention - a lot of which is due to her "mustache."

"We think she's movie star potential here with that look. Or at least the next internet super sensation," said Beth Caffrey, Volunteer Coordinator for Cat House on the Kings. "That face is remarkable. It's unforgettable."

The sanctuary hopes Sally Ann will be a good reminder for pet owners to get their pets fixed.

This is the time of year when thousands of unwanted kittens and puppies are born.

"It's the beginning of the flood, especially for cats," said Caffrey. "Cats and kittens will start having litters, they already are."

Shelters like Cat House on the Kings say they quickly become over-run with kittens and puppies. If the animals do not end up at a no-kill shelter they may end up being euthanized.

The good news is Sally Ann ended up at Cat House on the Kings. She is set to be spayed on Thursday and should be put up for adoption in the next few days.

"We think she's going to be a beauty the rest of her life and especially given the right kind of care," said Caffrey.