Life for an animal shelter is not easy at all but that difficulty is doubled if you are an animal with special needs, that means that chances of your adoption are always pretty low.
One poor cat was put up for adoption after losing not only her beloved owner but also her eyesight, but despite all the difficulties the feline never gave up and now she has a lovely owner who loves her unconditionally just the way he is.
Johnathan, a 9-year-old orange tabby cat, ended up in the care of the Animal Rescue League of Boston last month after his owner passed away.
The rescue soon found out that the poor animal was suffering from a serious and uncomfortable condition: he had a severe case of entropion, in which his eyelashes curled towards his eye, irritating him every time he blinked, according to Today.
“He was nervous any time anyone tried to touch his head, and he was yowling quite a bit,” Mike DeFina, the non-profit’s communications and media relations officer, told Today. “He was in pain.”
Unfortunately the only treatment for his condition was to remove his eyes with surgery.
The feline now is completely blind but no longer in discomfort and despite everything his playful personality is shining now.
“He was a friendly cat to begin with, but since the surgery, he’s not yowling and he’s more accepting of pets from both our staff and volunteers,” DeFina said. “He loves having his cheeks stroked and giving headbutts. He’s certainly much more comfortable, and he’s a happier cat.”
The cat has no other health issues and is waited to live like any other normal cat, but of course it will take him some time to adjust to the new life, the biggest concern of the rescue was to find an owner that would take the cat and be patient with him until he gets adjusted to the new surroundings.
“Once he figures out where everything is — where his food will be, where his litter box will be, where the couch is — he’s going to be great. Cats are so resilient. They’re amazing,” he said. “The lack of sight certainly won’t inhibit him in any way. He has a long, healthy life ahead of him.”
Even though it looked impossible, a miracle happened and the sweet cat got adopted after his story was posted online.
We wish the sweet feline the best of luck.