All cats are adorable, no matter how they look. Some were lucky enough to have been born with long, luxurious fur or a regal tail, others have a short stump of a tail, or a short, prickly fur, but that doesn’t make them any less loveable. Belarus the Cat is one of those funny-looking cats.
Belarus was born with a condition called strabismus, which left him cross-eyed. His left eye always seems to wander in the direction of his button of a nose, giving him the look of a goofy cartoon character. Sometimes cats with imperfections and disabilities have a hard time finding a home, but Belarus was lucky. Two years ago, a woman named Rachel walked into the shelter and instantly fell in love with him, cross-eye and all. Ever since then, the two have been inseparable.
Rachel has been sharing snippets of Belarus’s life on Instagram, and the funny-looking cat has gathered almost 300 thousand admiring followers. Rachel has been using Belraus’s media presence to help other cats in need of a home and has been raising donations for the shelter Belarus came from. She and Belarus want others to know that all cats, crossed eyes, tailless, bald, deserve a good home, and given the right chance, they’ll be the greatest companion you could ever have.