Adorable Kitten Without A Nose Finally Gets It Fixed

  • The kitten was taken to the MSPCA, but a week later his nose suddenly fell off
  • His lip from his right to left canine teeth is 'essentially gone', and part of the lower part of his nose is missing, veterinarian said
  • Nigel had to wait five months until he was stronger for surgery, but on Thursday veterinarian performed the operation and was able to reconstruct his face
  • MSPCA officials say Nigel is expected to be adopted after he recovers
  • Kitten has become an Instagram star after staff created page, 
The young feline, who had to wait to have surgery to fix his face, has a growing number of fans on the Instagram account, @NoNoseNigel, that shelter staff created. His amusing behavior is followed by more than 2,000 people and growing
MSPCA-Angell spokesman Rob Halpin said: 'He's really quite amazing and SUCH a trooper'
MSPCA's Angell Animal Medical Center head of surgery Mike Pavletic, who performed the feline's reconstructive surgery on Thursday, said that it's unclear what exactly cause his nose to fall off. He said: 'It likely got its upper nose caught in something like a can of tuna'
The veterinarian said the sweet Nigel suffered most of the damage to his upper lip. The kitten's lip from his right to left canine teeth is 'essentially gone', as part of the lower part of his nose is missing
In terms of him eating food, his injury makes it very difficult for him to do so without spilling food or water from his mouth, Pavletic said.
Luckily, Nigel will have a home once he recovers from surgery as more than 50 people have already inquired about adopting the adorable kitten.
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