The moment Molly Lichtenwalner saw the deaf senior cat named Otitis on the famous PetFinder, she already knew that she’s destined to take care of the adorable cat. Lichtenwalner was hoping to discover an animal that will share memories after a traumatic car accident that left her with anxiety. With her experience of taking care of a sheepdog, she already knew that they are a perfect combination
Otitis is a senior cat whose life had a rocky path because of an unexpected cyst that cost him his ears. Otitis is a term for ear infection, hence the name. When the cysts were discovered, his previous family surrendered him to the Feline Rescue Association in Baltimore for an immediate surgery and intensive care. Then came Molly who now takes care of him.
For almost a year after living in Molly’s home, Otitis has become an Instagram celebrity with followers close to 12,000. Lichtenwalner says she created the account (@adventuresofotitis) to encourage others to adopt senior animals and pets with special needs. Check out some of his adorable pictures.