Cat resembling 'Baby Yoda' captures hearts of the internet

The pointy-eared feline was brought to Cabarrus Animal Hospital in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
The pointy-eared feline was brought to Cabarrus Animal Hospital in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Photo credit: Jana Aviles/Facebook.

An adorable cat has gained international attention for its resemblance to the character 'Baby Yoda' from television series The Mandalorian.

The pointy-eared feline was brought to Cabarrus Animal Hospital in Kannapolis, North Carolina by a volunteer. 

Clinic employee Jana Aviles, who is a self-proclaimed Star Wars fan, captured the image and posted it on Facebook.

"She was brought in by a rescue after she was found [as] an injured stray," explained Aviles. "She is so cute, like have you ever??"

Aviles said the cat is an adult and weighs 2.94 kg. They nicknamed her 'Yoda Cat', due to her long pointy ears sticking out on the side of her head and wide green eyes, similar to the character on the Disney Plus television series. 

The post quickly racked up over 4000 comments and thousands of shares, with many offers of adoption. 

"Okay seriously how can I adopt her!?????" wrote one commenter, and another wrote, "let's go get her." 

Another person compared her to the character of Dobby in Harry Potter, saying "This cutie needs to be given a sock! Cute little House Elf."

But others have been wary of the motives behind those wanting to adopt the feline.

"It's depressing to read the comments by the people who only want the cat because of the way it looks," criticized one commenter. 

"The cat is interesting and adorable but it's a real live animal, not a toy. Taking care of it would require the same commitment that taking care of any other cat takes."

Despite the outpouring of adoption offers, recovery may be a long road for the feline who is being treated for a deep wound around her neck, as well as an upper respiratory infection. She also has some hair loss due to precious wounds, fleas and intestinal parasites.

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