A one-eyed kitten rescued from a scrap yard has been dubbed “The Purr-minator” due to his uncanny resemblance to the movie cyborg from The Terminator.
Osho was given the nickname by web users after he had to undergo an operation to remove his eye leaving him looking “like Arnie’s T-800 robot” from the hit sci-fi films.
The four-week-old puss was recently discovered abandoned with a ruptured abscess on his right eye and covered in fleas at a salvage yard in Newport, Wales.
He was taken into the care of the Blue Cross animal charity, which is now appealing to find him a new home in time for Christmas.
He was given the name Osho after the Studio Ghibili character of the same name from the Japanese animated fantasy film Pom Poko because of his racoon-like tail.
But social media users were quick to rebrand him “The Purr-minator “after he fought against the odds to recover from his ordeal so early in life.
Many were quick to point out his injuries resembled Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cyborg in the action blockbuster when the Terminator’s red eye appears from its endoskeleton.
One person wrote: “He looks more like Arnie’s T-800 robot. Quite fitting as he found in a scrap metal yard as well.”
Another added: “It’s the Purr-minator” while a third person joked: “Love it. Catsa La Vista baby.”
Osho is currently at Newport’s Blue Cross branch and is being looked after by animal welfare assistant Carys Curwood while he recovers from his op.
The charity is hoping they will be able to put him up for adoption in a few weeks and find him a permanent home.
Carys said: “When he was found he was covered in dirt, underweight and infested with fleas.
“Vets found he had a ruptured abscess on his right eye which was causing a lot of discharge.
“We bathed and treated his eye and had to wait a few weeks until he was strong enough to have it removed, but he’s a brave little soul and is thriving despite his ordeal.
“He’s now up to an ideal weight for his age, has an incredible appetite and spends his days racing around playing with his toys.
“He’s such a cutie I’m sure we won’t have any problem finding him a new home once he is well enough to go to a new home.”
Anyone interested in adopting Osho or other rescued and abandoned animals can visit the charity at: www.bluecross.org.uk/christmas