As soon as Clara stumbled upon a social media post about a tiny kitten suffering from a severe eye infection, her heart immediately went out to the poor creature. Maulando Libre had recently rescued the kitten from the streets, and Clara felt a strong connection to the sickly feline. She wasted no time in contacting the animal welfare organization to see how she could help. Even though they warned her that the kitten might be blind for life, Clara knew she wanted to do everything she could to give him a chance at a better life.
The photo shared by @miscegatos on Instagram showcases the inspiring story of Clara, who didn’t shy away from adopting a special needs kitten despite the challenges that lay ahead. Her decision stemmed from her experience of taking care of a blind rescue cat in the past. In the face of adversity, Clara rose to the occasion with unwavering determination and compassion.
The kitten, who had spent his entire life as a stray before being rescued by a shelter volunteer at three months old, was not in good health when Clara first saw him in September 2019. Clara explains that he had a severe eye infection caused by the herpes virus which nearly killed him. He also had mites, a respiratory infection, fungi, parasites, and fleas.
Luckily, Clara was patient enough to wait until the little feline’s health got better. The cute ginger and white kitten was in the veterinary hospital for three months and was provided with different treatments to save his eyes. Image credit goes to @miscegatos on Instagram.
The Instagram picture posted by @miscegatos showed the unfortunate state of a cat who had suffered from an infection that damaged his eyes beyond repair. As a result, the cat had to undergo surgery to have his eyes removed. Despite suggestions from others that the cat should be euthanized, Clara remained optimistic that the cat could still lead a happy life even without his sight.
After the successful procedure, the small cat who was once blind made a full recovery. Finally, in January 2020, Clara was able to bring him home to Málaga, Spain. To commemorate his new life, Clara gave the cute white and ginger kitten a new name – Siete. The word ‘Siete’ means seven in Spanish and is believed to be the number of lives that cats have in certain regions of Spain, making it an ideal name for the lucky feline.
The Instagram post shared by @miscegatos features an image of Siete, a blind cat who smoothly adjusted to his new home despite his disability. Clara, Siete’s owner, shared that the feline had a few initial struggles with navigating the stairs in her house. However, Siete quickly learned to climb up and down by sticking to the inner side of the staircase. Overall, Siete’s resilience and adaptability have left a lasting impression on those around him.
Siete, a blind cat, has been thriving five months after adoption. While some assume that visually-challenged cats require more care, Siete has proven this to be untrue. Blind cats can learn to cope easily and be happy. Siete enjoys hunting flies, playing with toys, and sunbathing. He also shares a close bond with Once, his blindaoptive brother. Despite the difficulties of blind kittens getting adopted, Siete’s owner wants to show that they can be self-sufficient and happy. Siete lost his vision due to an infection he contracted while living on the streets, but he is now a playful and independent cat who loves giving affection to his humans.