Family Of Legally Blind Child Adopts Blind Cat, Seeing Eye Kitten, And Mother Cat
Published: October 11, 2021 at 08:28 PM Author: Penny Eims
A special trio of cats has found a new home with a family who drove all the way from Ohio, to Sioux City, Iowa, to adopt them. The feline threesome was in the care of the Sioux City Animal Adoption and Rescue Center, who was on a mission to find the cats the perfect home.
The cats are unique…one cat was born with no eyes, the other, presumed to be the blind cat’s mother, has medical issues, and the third, a kitten, was added to the mix in order to serve as a seeing eye cat to the kitty with no eyes.
“We have one in college; we have a 14-year-old that’s in high school, and then we have a 12-year-old that’s in 6th grade. And our 12-year-old, Joshua, is legally blind. He is absolutely thrilled. He loves animals, in fact, I think he’s going to do something with animals in his life. He is just bouncing off the walls excited.”
Joshua’s dad, Paul, said:
It was real special to tell him, because you always worry about your child fitting in, wherever he’s at, and to know that he’s not alone, and he can help this animal who’s completely blind.”
On Sunday, the animal shelter commented on the adoption, writing:
Today is bitter sweet to say farewell to our special needs friends who have over come so much to FINALLY find their “FUR EVER” home. THANK YOU to their wonderful new family who drove here from Ohio to take them home. Although we will miss them, it is heartwarming to know they will be safe and loved. We had over 20 amazing applications from all over the country(even Australia) who wanted to welcome them into their homes.
To the unsung heros in this story, the Animal Control Officers that saved them, to the staff and volunteers who cared for them, The Veterinarians who treated them and the office personnel and media who made this possible. For those who can not speak for themselves. THANK YOU !!!!!