Animals

By Becca Husselbee 


A cat with overgrown fangs has gotten into the Halloween spirit with his own vampire costume to match is set of teeth.

The seven-year-old cat, affectionately named Monk, was rescued by Nicole Rienzie’s family in 2010.

PIC FROM Nicole Rienzie / Caters News

Nicole, 40, a volunteer worker, from Long Island, New York, took Monk to the vet several times but has never been diagnosed with a condition for his vampire-style fangs.

She said: “Although Monk has seen a vet numerous times I have not been informed that his teeth are a ‘condition’.

PIC FROM Nicole Rienzie / Caters News 

“He has had some dental issues and has had several teeth pulled but his fangs remain intact and healthy, to date.”

PIC FROM Nicole Rienzie / Caters News 

Monk was rescued by the family along with another cat, six-year-old Bean, and the pair now have around 63,000 followers on Instagram.

Nicole said: “We rescued Monk in the fall of 2011 and about a year later Bean came along.

PIC FROM Nicole Rienzie / Caters News

“They are now both the best of friends.”