Most people know that millions of cats enter shelters each year. Unfortunately, not all cats have a happy ending. Too many cats don’t have enough resources and loving people to step in and do the right thing. While it can be frustrating to realize the reality of every situation, we can still rejoice when we hear something positive.
One of those positive stories was about a ʙʟɪɴᴅ cat named Helen who was on her way to be left ᴅᴇᴀᴅ. The beautiful calico cat may have had some problems but she has also received a second chance at life.
Helen was ᴅᴇᴀᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ in a trash can when she was just a kitten. Firefighters from a nearby firehouse found her and put her in an animal shelter. Apparently, Helen had some health concerns and the vet ʀᴇᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴅᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴇᴜᴛʜᴀɴᴀsɪᴀ. However, one of the lifeguards controlling the animals in the facility wanted to help Helen survive.
Now that Helen has someone to fight for, she stood up and started fighting for her own life. The vet saved her life, but it didn’t save Helen’s eyesight. An upper respiratory infection ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇᴅ her eyes so much that she eventually went ʙʟɪɴᴅ. You can see her right eye is sunken but her left eye is blue and cloudy. Completely ʙʟɪɴᴅ but she still enjoys a happy life.
Shelter staff assigned Helen to an active police officer named Amber so she could get the socialization she desperately needed. Amber said: “I fell in love with her immediately. She is so sweet and she deserves the best home!”
Amber already has two cats but Helen seems like a great addition to his family. Although Amber realized there would be some work to do to help this cat, he was ready to step up and accept the challenge.
Before long, Helen had adapted to her new environment and even memorized the layout of the house. Since being shown her litter box on the first day, there hasn’t been an accident.
“I really don’t need to do anything different for her than for any cats,” she said. Helen spends a lot of time with Amber and the other cats in the house.
Amber’s family helped her regain the light of her life. She is now confident and happy with her loving family by her side. Her life may have started off with everything going wrong, but a second chance has shown us all that life is worth living.