Cathy Buckman, a kitten rescuer from Sanford, North Carolina, was looking for a few newborns at a local cat shelter when she heard a cry from one of the cages. When she turned to look at the source of the noise, she noticed a blind kitten urgently trying to get her attention.
This child went directly from the street to the shelter. Katie said Cathy Buckman, a kitten rescuer from Sanford, North Carolina, was looking for a few newborns at a local cat shelter when she heard a cry from one of the cages.
When she turned to look at the source of the noise, she noticed a blind kitten urgently getting her attention.” I came for the other two kittens, but I can’t just leave her crying.”
The cat meowed even louder as soon as the woman arrived, but it didn’t seem to be. She rushed to the veterinary facility with all three kittens.
He was tired, scared, and unresponsive to anything but food.” Katie took him home and wrapped him in her best heating blanket. Her dog Burt came to the guest’s aid and kept him company from the very beginning”.
He was completely different the next day. I started licking my face and playing with some toys… Katy describes it as “a lively, friendly and silly cat”.
Microphthalmia, a congenital disease characterized by abnormally small eyes, left the newborn completely blind. However, kittens do not seem to be affected by the condition.
Cathy sought help from the Odd Cat Sanctuary in Salem, Massachusetts, knowing he needed special care and that his home needed to be fully equipped to deal with any potential complications.
Tara Kay, the foundation’s founder, welcomes the blind boy with open arms. “We provide support for ‘problem’ kittens and cats that are frequently ignored.”
Melvin is his name.
“He is the ideal pet.” He loves to eat and play, and as soon as you pick him up, he starts to growl, explains Tara. “He shouted loudly to get attention, but shortly after, he stopped.”
Melvin was underweight when he arrived at the shelter. He miraculously grew thicker in a few days, under the care of new guardians, and now shows off his tiny belly.