Blind Kitten Siblings Were Rescued Off The Streets And Now Lead Each Other Through LifeAshley Maisano
Stray kittens were discovered in a woman’s backyard in Casula, a suburb in Sydney, Australia. The woman had been feeding them and caring for them, but she knew she couldn’t let them live like this; she wanted to find them a real home.
Although the kittens were around three weeks old by now, their eyes were still closed. She knew this wasn’t right so she took them to a local vet. There, she found out that the kittens were actually blind with a condition that wasn’t treatable.
She then called up several rescue groups to get help. No groups were willing to take the kittens in except for Inner City Strays, a group that specializes in the rescue of street cats.
Despite being at full capacity and short on funds, Inner City Strays knew they had to help these poor kittens. Diana Dammery, cofounder of the group, saw the picture of them and didn’t care what it would cost them, she just wanted to get them off the streets.
The kittens, who they named Stevie and Isaac, had congenital eye defects. Stevie was totally blind and had both of his eyes removed before they would get infected. Isaac was blind in just one of his eyes, but he had other issues; his eyelids didn’t work, which made his eyelashes rub against his eyes and caused a lot of discomfort.
He is now undergoing a surgery where they will create eyelids for him. As both of them recover from their surgery, they never leave each other’s sides. “Stevie relies on Isaac incredibly,” Dammery told The Dodo. “If he gets disoriented or is unsure, he cries and Isaac comes running. He never cries if Isaac is near. They’re the best of friends.”
Even though they are different, they love playing just like any other kitten would. They chase each other, wrestle, and run through their cat tunnel. When they aren’t being hyper, they love to cuddle and nap with each other.
Once they are both fully recovered from their surgeries, they will be up for adoption. But for now, they will continue giving each other lots of love and making each other feel safe. You can watch the two of them wrestling together in the video below: