[Vision2020] Caturday (January 15, 2022)

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Sat Jan 15 05:20:46 PST 2022

Come meet Bruno - the stray kitten with no eyes saved from certain death by a hero Yorkshire vet, who then adopted him. Welcome to Caturday.

Courtesy of The Examiner (Yorkshire, England) at:



The stray kitten with no eyes saved from certain death by hero Yorkshire vet
Life for an able-bodied feral cat is tough enough but with badly diseased eyes, Bruno faced certain death in the wild.

The tabby was found alongside his mother and five siblings in Hawkser, near Whitby. 

Read the latest news from around North Yorkshire here.
Bruno was brought to charity Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary which specialises in nursing back to health foxes, badgers, owls and other wild animals before releasing them back into the wild.

In pain from ulcers in both eyes, the kitten was kept in intensive care, undergoing surgery to remove one eye and to attempt to save the other.

The kitten was given a plasma transfusion from a dog called Bruno – hence his adopted name – but sadly his remaining eye could not be saved.

Subsequently blind but no longer in pain and otherwise healthy, putting Bruno to sleep was out of the question.
But looking after a blind cat isn't for your average cat lover. Bruno couldn't live with other pets, nor could he go outside.

It was at this point that one of the veterinary surgeons who operated on Bruno stepped in and adopted him.

Rural North Yorkshire has a huge feral cat population descended from abandoned and escaped pets.
In its 12 years, Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary has had 600 feral and stray cats through its doors but Bruno is the first without eyes.

Manager Alexandra Smith said: "This is the first one. We've had elderly cats with no vision and cats with one eye."

But she added: "A blind mammal can cope very well because they tend to adapt and adjust and use their other senses."

Indeed Bruno is managing very well in his new, safe home.

Alexandra said: "He's adapting beautifully and as far as we can see he's adapted very well to his new disability.

"He's using his other senses very well, especially his hearing."

She added: "He's playful, affectionate and a little purring machine.“

Photo . . .

Meet Bruno, the kitten with no eyes



“Caturday” by Linus Petit

Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

“A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met.”
- Roy E. Stolworthy
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