SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – Last month, an Iowa animal shelter found two inseparable cats, a cat that had no eyes and the other, her mother, who acted like her “seeing” cat. But now a new cat has been introduced into the mix.
One year old Keller was born without eyes and his mother has been protecting him ever since, making it impossible to expose him to another adult cat in his presence.
“It was a unique situation in that we first impounded the blind cat, and the blind cat had no eyeballs and was not spayed,” said Cindy Rarrat, director of adoption and rescue of animals from Sioux City. âAnd so we brought him in and he was very lost, very confused. In about a day, we ended up having the female that we assume to be her mother.
After a visit to the vet, it was clear that the sighted cat was not doing well.
“We found out that there was something wrong with her mouth, so after her sterilization we brought her back and she had to have all of her teeth removed, and she had a big tumor in the cavity. sinuses. This has since been deleted. They wanted to test it, but we felt we really didn’t want to know, âsaid Rarrat.
So, the shelter decided to present a kitten to the family to see if the mom cat, named Anne Sullivan, would accept it.
âThe mother didn’t accept any other cat because she had protected him all her life, so we took a kitten. And that was one of our kittens that was really unique, he was, he has a ton of personality and he was justâ¦ just a different and unique personality. So we put it with them and they love each other. I have been here for 37 years and have never encountered such a situation, âsaid Rarrat.
9 week old Trixie is now part of the family and has learned to help the blind cat.
âWe use bells, a ball with a bell in it so he can hear exactly where that ball is. The kitten, it’s just great to see them walk together because they walk together in unison, especially him and his mom and the kitten learns that too. So it’s just learned behavior, they know he has an eye problem, âRarrat said.
And now it remains only to find a home for the three cats.
âWe need to find someone who accepts three cats, let alone two cats, let alone a cat. So we looked for that special house, that special person that would give these guys a chance, âsaid Rarrat.
For more information on how to apply for Cat Trio Adoption, click here be redirected to the Sioux City Adoption and Rescue Center website.