The short answer is: Yes. Yes you can learn to love a cat with no eyes.
The long answer is Murdock’s story. It started on a Sunday at the Sonoma Humane Society in Santa Rosa, California, when Murdock entered the life of the human who would become his forever family. She was working a shift at the shelter. The tiny kitten was overcome with a brutal chronic eye infection that eventually caused them to rupture. At just a few weeks old, Murdock needed to have his eyes removed.
But Murdock’s recovery took longer than vets anticipated, and that’s how he found himself in the foster care of his human friend. She never intended to keep the kitten for herself, but after enduring the kitten’s struggle through sickness and a surgery that nearly ended his life, she became very attached to the little ginger cat with no eyes. It was meant to be.
Now Murdock advocates for special needs cats like himself. According to his Facebook page, everyone who meets Murdock adores his sweet disposition and his human friend calls him the most amazing and handsome cat she’s ever known — and she would know! She’s a vet tech who works Sundays at the Sonoma Humane Society — she has seen a lot of cats.
But Murdock, with his gentle face, is the one who has won her heart.
And now he’s won ours too.
All these photos from from Murdock’s Facebook page — go check it out and let him know Catster sent you.
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