It’s not often you find a one-of-a-kind creature in the animal kingdom. But Atchoum is so rare that experts believed he was totally unique. One day, however, they found he wasn’t alone in the world: another existed just like him. And now, Atchoum and Moony are two of a kind.
Atchoum is a Persian kitten, who came into the world on May 10, 2014, and was subsequently donated to a veterinarian in Quebec, Canada. From there, he was sent home with a groomer, Nathalie, for the weekend – but that weekend soon turned into forever after Nathalie fell in love with him.
It wasn’t long after Nathalie had adopted Atchoum as her own, however, that she realized something was different about him. In fact, thanks to the extremely rare condition he has, he was thought to be totally unique. Specifically, Atchoum was diagnosed with congenital hypertrichosis – or, in plainer terms, “werewolf syndrome.”