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Mayim Bialik Adopts Special Needs Kitty: Meet Adamantium!

The purrr-fect pair! Mayim Bialik posted a sweet Instagram photo on Tuesday, June 6, of the newest addition to her furry family, a special needs kitten named Adamantium.

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Bialik, 41, captioned her photo, “Brought home a special girl today all the way from N.Y… the kind folks at @shelterchic have entrusted me with this #specialneeds kitten. She was born without a pectoral muscle and is in a cast for a few weeks more.”

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Mayim Bialik attends the #BlogHer16 Experts Among Us Conference in 2016. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

The Big Bang Theory star told her followers that she chose the name Adamantium, a fictional metal mixture from Marvel Comics, because the kitten “has metal inside of her. We call her #Addie.” Bialik concluded her post by encouraging fans to “#adoptdontshop.”

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A self-proclaimed cat lover, the mother of two — she shares Miles, 11, and Frederick, 8, with ex-husband Michael Stone — told Parade in 2015, “I read books on cats. I spend time with my cats. I post a lot on social media about my cats.” 

The former Blossom actress has also appeared as a celebrity guest at CatConLA. At the event, Bialik praised her shy feline Frances, sharing with Mashable, “She’s the one who taught us about patience. But it gave us a great set of lessons to learn by having a special cat. You learn the different ways to treat an animal, and that every one animal is different, just like every person is different.”

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This is not the first time Bialik has advocated for pet adoption. In 2015, the animal rights devotee partnered with PetSmart Charities, joining their #MeowOUT campaign to promote adoptions, help find forever homes for shelter cats and defy cat-lady stereotypes.

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