A man found a little kitten living on the staircase of his apartment building. He noticed that her eyes hadn’t opened at a few weeks old. It wasn’t until later he discovered that the kitty was born without eyes.
Zeyad K. (from Egypt) started feeding the tiny calico, making sure that she had something to eat every day. At the time, he wasn’t able to bring in the kitten as he was living with five other family members.
Her eyes never opened despite that she was getting bigger. Zeyad thought it might be an eye infection. “I opened her eye sockets to check, but there was nothing inside. That’s when I knew that she was completely blind,” Zeyad told us.
He continued to provide her food and stayed by her side until she finished eating. When he had to leave for a few days with his family, he was worried sick about the little feline.
“I returned home to find her lying down on my doorstep and she was just skin and bones, looking a lot dirtier than she was before. My family didn’t need any more convincing after seeing that saddening sight, as I had been telling them how a blind stray cat wouldn’t be able to survive on her own and how we needed to take her in.”
He began to hand feed the kitten around the clock since she was too weak to eat on her own. He moved her to the litter box every few hours and stayed with her until she found her way back to her food.
Once the calico regained strength, she started to explore her new abode by sniffing around every nook and cranny, navigating with her other senses.