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LebTown features a different Lebanon County pet each Friday to help us enter the weekend with the best vibes possible.

This week, meet Timmy!

“Timmy is a special needs kitty,” owner Bobbi Devine, of Jonestown, explains. “He has a condition called Radial Hypoplasia, which means that the radius bones in the front legs are either missing or deformed.

“In Timmy’s case, he has one of each. The paw that is at the right angle is missing the bone, and his other front leg is shortened and deformed. This does not hamper his mobility though!”

Timmy dresses up for a special occasion.

Bobbi says Timmy was adopted from Hillside SPCA in Pottsville in July 2018. He had been rescued from a hoarding situation.

“I saw his picture, and while they described him as having a badly healed broken leg, I recognized his condition as something he was born with,” Bobbi said. “Timmy has the biggest personality of any cat I’ve ever had. He often sits upright on his hind legs and resembles a meerkat. His hind legs are incredibly strong, and he can leap big distances in a kangaroo-like fashion. He is very affectionate, and is very bonded to me.”

Timmy the meerkat.

This domestic short-haired kitty is a neutered male brown tabby, Bobbi said. He’s about 5 years old.

“I have some suspicions that he might have Bengal in his bloodlines somewhere, just due to the boldness of his markings, eye shape, and his very intense personality,” Bobbi added. “Timmy is a great example of resilience and adaptability. Don’t let imperfections get in the way of a potentially great pet!”

Timmy and Santa Claus!

Do you have a great pet? See below for information how you can nominate your buddy to be LebTown’s next Pet of the Week!

Looking for a pet? Check out available adoptions at the Humane Society of Lebanon County.

To nominate your pet, email pets@lebtown.com and include:

  • Your name and your pet’s name
  • Pet’s breed if applicable
  • A little about your pet and why they should be “Pet of the Week”
  • And of course—pictures! Feel free to send high-quality attachments or a link to an online storage service.


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Tom Knapp

Tom has been a professional journalist for nearly four decades. In his spare time, he plays fiddle with the Irish band Fire in the Glen, and he reviews music, books and movies for Rambles.NET. He lives with his wife, Michelle, and has four children: Vinnie, Molly, Annabelle and Wolf.