A Blind Feline Finds a Home

Blind Cat Felix

Furiends, you know that Jacey goes to The Cat Cafe with the human when he goes to work. Recently, she told me about a very playful black cat there. It is not unusual to have a playful black cat, but this one is different. You see, this feline, who is named Felix, is blind.

Felix was found on the street, wandering around looking confused. He went to the white coated humans, and they found out that he had a lot of wax built up in his ears. That, combined with him being unable to see, was what caused his confusion. The white coated humans removed the wax and treated his eyes, and Felix showed his gratitude by becoming a happy and playful cat.

Blind Cat Felix
Blind Cat Felix

Felix went to The Cat Cafe, and one of the humans visiting fell in love with him. They took Felix home, and prepared to gradually introduce him to the home. But Felix had other ideas.

Within a few minutes of arriving at his new home, Felix started exploring. Soon, he had scoped out the entire house. And Felix did not like any closed doors, because those meant he was not able to investigate the area behind them. He spent most of the first two days in his new home investigating it, and playing with anything that made noise.

Soon, Felix decided that a crinkle tube would become his home base. He loves to pounce on wrapping paper, paper towels, napkins, and toilet paper. Then, he will bring those, along with his jingle bell toys, into his crinkle tube. And Felix does not like it when his humans put toys in the crinkle tube. He will bat the toy out, and then bring it in later!

Felix is another feline who is showing that just because he is a special needs cat does not mean he is not full of life. He entertains and makes his humans happy every day, and he is enjoying his life. He shows that special needs cats are great felines for the right humans.

Lincoln’s Human Helping Tiny Feline

Lincoln’s human does so much work for felines with special needs. Poor Lincoln could only move his eyes when his human found him. But with a lot of hard work, they helped Lincoln become a happy and fully mobile feline! They continued their work with special needs felines after this, and many felines are very grateful.

Now, they are helping a tiny feline named Neo. Neo was suffering from very infected eyes, which were very painful. The white coated humans decided that too much damage had been done to those eyes for them to recover. Because they were also causing pain, they made the difficult decision to remove Neo’s eyes.

Furiends, white coated humans do not like doing this. They decided to do this because Neo was in pain and would not recover his vision. The surgery went well, and Neo went home with antibiotics to help him fight the infection that remained.

Neo’s recovery has been a difficult one. The white coated humans learned antibiotic resistant bacteria caused his infection. They changed the antibiotics, which helped him recover. But then he suffered a seizure. The white coated humans think this is because of the infection that he was fighting.

This led the white coated humans to conclude that Neo will need another surgery to go in and clean out the infection that remains. They feel this is the best way to address the medical issues Neo is fighting.

Neo Relaxing with His Furiend
Neo Relaxing with His Furiend

Despite all of this, Neo remains an upbeat and playful feline. He likes to play with other felines in the home. And despite being blind, you can find Neo climbing a cat tree to get to a comfortable spot.

Furiends, all of this treatment requires many green paper things. Neo is getting all of the care he needs, but the treatment depleted funds set aside for his care. Now, a human who helps many felines needs help!

Please contribute to help Neo get the treatment he needs. If you cannot, please share his story so that others can. And whether you contribute or not, please send this poor feline healing thoughts!

Deaf and Blind Cat Finds Furever Home

Special Needs Cat Hank

A hoarding situation is a bad one for any feline. But if a feline is a deaf and blind one, it would be even worse! Imagine being in a home with 30 felines and not being able to see or hear. How would you get your noms? How would you know where the litter box is? And how would you manage to find your way around all the other felines?

Special Needs Cat Hank
Special Needs Cat Hank (via Instagram)

Somehow, Hank von Hankenstein, as this cat is known, managed to do this. And he was very grateful Liberty Humane Society in New Jersey rescued him from the hoarding situation.

The cat rescue group knew he had to go to the humans in white coats immediately. The white coated humans treated him for all the conditions he was suffering from. It took a while, but the cat rescue group worked with Hank until he was healthy.

Hank waited patiently, enjoying life at the cat rescue group. But he wanted a home of his own. And one day, the right humans came in to give him one.

These humans had to “learn to think like a deaf and blind cat.” They changed the layout of their home so that this special needs cat could find his way around. ¬†And they were not sure how a blind and deaf cat would react when humans visited him for the first time.

But Hank showed that while a special needs cat requires extra attention and care, there is nothing wrong with their ability to love and enjoy life. Hank immediately started interacting with his human. And his human knew that they were going to adopt him.

When Hank went home, his humans had to make some changes. They cannot alter the layout of the home, because it confuses him. And when they come home, they cannot put their shoes or bags in areas where Hank does not expect them, because he will trip over them.

But this effort is well worth it, because this special needs cat has developed into a playful and fun feline.