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One of Dr. Matt McGlasson’s favorite patients was Nemo, an orange tabby with a fin, er, leg that wasn’t working. It’s his “lucky fin” as a TikTok fan put it. 

McGlasson, a Fort Mitchell, Kentucky veterinarian and cat lover, is famous on social media for rating cats for their unusual qualities, like this kitty’s “Chonk factor,” “Goodest Boy Factor,” and his “Missing Leggie.” 

Dr. Matt McGlasson and Nemo the orange tabby cat with three legs

Images via TikTok/dr.mattmcglasson

This big boy scored 1000/10 for the Missing Leggie cat-egory, but when he first arrived, he wasn’t yet a happy tripod kitty.

“One of my all times faves.”

Videos via TikTok/dr.mattmcglasson

On Finding Nemo

To see how happy this cat is now, you’d never suspect that he arrived in March 2021 to be put down. Someone saw him struggling at a cat colony with an injured leg and brought him to the vet, thinking it best to relieve his pain.

It’s possible that expensive surgery was out of the question for them. That left only one thing that would save the injured cat’s life, and it happily worked. It was meeting someone like Dr. McGlasson.

Dr. McGlasson and Nemo at the vet's office

Dr. McGlasson and Nemo at the vet’s office

The vet techs knew the friendly tabby could avoid a grim fate if the kind vet had anything to do with it. Sure enough, after assessing the cat’s injuries, he knew this love bug deserved a second chance at life.

Dr. McGlasson and Nemo at the vet's office, 2

Unfortunately, the leg did require amputation, but the boy bounced back from surgery fast! After one day, he was already giving love to his special visitors in the office.

Although a former stray, you can see that he is incredibly friendly and wins over everyone he meets, including ooline. Fans helped give him his cute name in April 2021.

Navigating a New World with Ease

After bouncing back from surgery, the vet rated Nemo on his many purrfect qualities.

Now he just needed to find a forever home. With his resident cats at home, McGlasson didn’t adopt Nemo, but one of the vet techs fell in love and did just that! Going on nearly three years later, the tabby remains a “happy 3-legged boy” who gets to visit the office sometimes. Everyone is delighted to see him thriving.

Cats do just fine on three legs and he can navigate his world with ease.

Nemo gets around just fine as a tripawd

Nemo gets around just fine as a tripawd

Helping Nemo has been a reminder for the vet that although the profession isn’t easy, they do make a big difference! Just look at this lovey dovey fluffball for the proof.

Dr. Matt McGlasson and Nemo the orange tabby cat with three legs, 3

How wonderful that this veterinarian gave him the chance he needed to go on charming everyone who sees him! You can see more on Dr. McGlasson’s ameowzing TikTok and Instagram.

Dr. Matt McGlasson and Nemo the orange tabby cat with three legs, 2

“Nemo 😭😭😭 is such a good boy. Glad we gave him a chance. ❤️❤️”

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