After a trip to the hospital, however, vets realized that 3-year-old Buttons' head was permanently tilted to one side. This could have been from two different scenarios: he just had a genetic neck deformity, or was locked in a crate that was too small for him to lift his head all the way so he became crooked as he grew.
“We have no way of knowing for sure, but he was put on medicine to make sure his spinal fluids were draining correctly,” Russell said. “He’s perfectly healthy now, but his head will have a slight tilt all the time.”
After sorting his health out, it wasn’t long before rescuers realized how desperate for attention Buttons was.