DEDHAM (WBZ-AM) -- A pair of kittens at the Animal Rescue League of Boston with special needs are looking for a new home.
Suzie and Baxter are playful, 15-week-old kittens, despite being born with a rare condition called Radial Agenesis.
"They do look a little bit funny when they're walking around," ARL veterinarian Kate Gollon told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz. "They came to us with congenital orthopedic abnormalities, in which some of the long bones in each of their front legs and one of their back legs never developed, so it leads to an abnormal gait."
Because they aren't walking properly--using the pads on their paws--they'll need to go to a home with carpeting to protect their paws and give them better traction when walking.
The two kittens seem to be enjoying their temporary stay at ARL Boston's Dedham shelter.
Suzie and Baxter will be available for adoption next week.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz reports