Meet Cotton the cat! He had been living blind on the streets until somebody rescued him and gave him the help he needed to regain his vision. They had no idea that he had such beautiful eyes.
Cotton was found wandering outside a private home in Florida, the owner of the property, Joe, came outside and couldn’t believe what he saw. “He said Cotton came out of nowhere and started eating from the bowl of food he had for his cat. He said Cotton seemed very hungry, like if he had not eaten in days,” explains Carmen Weinberg, founder of Animal Friends Project.
Joe realised that the cat was suffering from a severe case of mange. The poor kitty’s eyes were crusted shut and he was unable to see. So he rushed to his house to get a cat carrier and placed some food inside. Cotton was so hungry that he walked right into the carrier.
Joe then posted a plea in a local group on Facebook and Carmen came across the post through a friend. She knew she had to help as she had treated cats before suffering from the same condition.
Early the next morning Carmen picked him up and drove immediately to her vet. It was confirmed that he was suffering from mange, he was also very dehydrated and malnourished. This previously unlucky kitty couldn’t open his eyes because of the disease, and it was unsure long he had been wandering the streets completely blind. Carmen says: “He purred the whole time they were examining him! He received antibiotics, a dose of Revolution and fluids and we went home. Fortunately, I had a spare bathroom where Cotton could stay. He was very skinny but fortunately, he ate well and was in good spirits. He must have sensed we were trying to help him and he loved to be touched.”
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