Hitler cat 'overlooked for adoption because of markings'
Staff at an animal charity have named an abandoned kitten "Kitler" - because she bears an uncanny resemblance to the Nazi leader.
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Kitler was found alone and close to death at the side of the A421 Photo: SWNS
9:22AM BST 29 Jul 2011
The six-week-old cat - which was abandoned at the roadside - earned the moniker because of her distinctive black moustache.
Staff at Wood Green animal shelter in Godmanchester, Cambs., say they are struggling to find her a loving home because of her unusual markings.
Spokeswoman Tara Dundon said: ''Kitler is an adorable little girl who will make a wonderful addition to the right family. She is really playful and a typical sweet kitten.
''We rehome five and a half thousand animals every year but we cannot find a loving owner for Kitler. We think her unusual markings are putting people off.
''She is not a specific breed and we don't know where her black and white patches came from because we have no idea who her parents are.
''We think Kitler was either dumped by someone who didn't want her or couldn't look after her or she could have been a wild cat who was left by her mother.
''Sadly, Kitler is just one of hundreds of stray cats we take in every year. Last year we took in 1,294 cats and kittens, of which 422 were strays.''
Kitler was found alone and close to death at the side of the A421 near Kempston, Beds., by a member of the public on July 21.
The severely malnourished kitten would have died but recovered her health after receiving food and treatment at the Wood Green animal shelter.
Staff at the centre nicknamed her Kitler after noticing that the black markings on her top lip look like the Nazi leader's moustache.
However, hundreds of people visiting the centre looking for a pet have ignored Kitler and chosen more conventional looking kittens instead.
Hitler cat 'overlooked for adoption because of markings' - Telegraph