Halloween is just around the corner which means ghosts, zombies, and vampires are too, right? Perhaps but this costume-wearing, treat-giving, party-throwing evening doesn’t have to be all scary. Just like this October 31st celebration is misconceived our feature feline is too, at first sight. Meet Lazarus, nicknamed the Vampire Cat, who was born with a cleft palate which left him without an upper lip or the soft padding of his nose along with protruding lower teeth. While this rescue kitten might look frightful at first glance Lazarus is just a big softy who squeaks from time to time. Not to mention he is also a trained therapy cat with his mom, Cindy Chambers, a special education faculty member at East Tennessee State University. Moral of the story: don’t judge a book by its cover.
Lazarus fans can follow this not so spooky furball on his Facebook page, Care for Lazarus.