June is the name of an blind abandoned kitten that was discovered lost in the South African town of Hout Bay last November. Volunteer Holly Gilbert-Jones of the Family Animal Rescue Group (DARG) said, “She was brought in by a member of the community who found her, and I assume her mother was killed .” No siblings exist.
The DARG team immediately noticed that June was a little different as she was a born blind abandoned kitten, although June didn’t seem to be bothered by this. “It’s clear she doesn’t understand or know that she’s different from any other cat,” says Gilbert-Jones. She will zoom up and down the hallway. Gilbert-Jones raised June for months, and in that time, she fell in love with her. June has a lot of energy and a desire to be loved by everyone she meets.
There’s something about her. It’s like she radiates this joyful energy from her. Everyone who saw her loved it. She has a gift for conquering people. Before long, June had stolen the hearts of Andrew Duff and Rebecca Warner, who had seen a post about her on Facebook and decided to adopt her without meeting her first. When they came to pick her up, they knew they made the right decision.
“We fell in love immediately,” Duff said. She snuggled into my arms, and I cuddled her tenderly. Since then, we’ve been pretty close. She is extremely affectionate and is arguably the cutest animal I have ever met. As they drove home, June climbed into Duff’s arms and snuggled up against him.
Two individuals not overly interested in June are Duff and Warner’s other cats, Leia and Leeloo. According to Duff, we’re a bit worried about how June will adapt to them, and the first few weeks have been quite chaotic. But in the end, June won over Leia and Leeloo.
According to Warner, she is adamant about playing with them and determined to be with them. Now they are very much sisters and love each other. In addition to her obvious affection for her family, June enjoys walking with them while wearing a leash and harness.
“She’s bolder than our other two cats,” says Duff. She simply continued despite being unable to see. She makes decisions by jumping off objects. We’ve taken her on vacation before and she quickly created a detailed map of the new place. When we took her for a walk, it was amazing to see her react to the sound.