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The blind cat is inseparable from its mother “Seeing Eye”


A cat born without eyeballs became inseparable from its “sighted” mother after being brought to an animal shelter in Iowa.

One-year-old Keller was protected by his mother Annie Sullivan, which made it very difficult for him to present another cat while she was nearby.

Cindy Rarrat, Director of Animal Adoption and Rescue, Sioux City, told KCAU: “It was a unique situation in that we first impounded the blind cat, and the cat blind man had no eyeballs and was not neutered.

“And 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 his mother.”

Rarrat continued to tell KCAU: “We found out there was something wrong with her mouth, so after she was sterilized we brought her back and she had to have all of her removed. her teeth, and she had a big tumor in her sinus. It has since been removed. They wanted to test it, but we felt like we really didn’t want to know. “

She added that the team decided to introduce Keller to Sullivan in the hopes that she would accept him and that they were inseparable.

Rarrat later added: “The mother didn’t accept any other cat because she had protected him all her life, so we took a kitten. And it was one of our kittens that was very unique, he was, he’s got a ton of personality and he was just… just a different and unique personality.

“So we put it with them and they love each other. I’ve been here for 37 years and never encountered a situation like this.”

Fortunately, Sullivan has now taken Trixie, the nine week old kitten, under his wing and Trixie has also learned to help Keller.

An update on the Sioux City Animal Adoption and Rescue website showed that the three are up for adoption and must all be taken together.

The updated information for the trio read: “We can’t express to you how special these guys are and now they’re accepting an orphan kitten who never stopped crying.

“Trixie is now safe in the arms of this duo. How can we separate them?”

Rarrat told KCAU: “We have to find someone who accepts three cats, let alone two cats and much less a cat. So we looked for that special house, that special person that would give these guys a chance. “

News week contacted Pet adoption and rescue in Sioux City for comment.

Keller was born without eyes and needs help “seeing” other cats. In this photo, Keller (left) can be seen next to Trixie (right).
Sioux City Director of Animal Adoption and Rescue