Last Updated on December 15, 2023 by Pets Feed
Joshua Hiebert was cleaning his garden in Tampa, Florida, when he spotted a small orange kitten huddled in his driveway.” He was under the sun on the concrete, and it was like 32 degrees outside,” Joshua told The Dodo.
Checking the area, the man did not see any signs of the kitten’s mother. So he quickly recorded a video to show her husband, José Tortolero. Joshua knew that a colony of feral cats lived in his neighborhood and tried to take care of them when they were there.
“We had fed them before, so we thought mom might feel comfortable leaving [the kitten] with US”” Hiebert said.
When the man opened the garage door, the kitten stumbled inside and got stuck in a corner. “He was very weak,” Hiebert said. “He couldn’t even keep his head up, and we realized that he wasn’t really committed to us. As if, if we moved, he didn’t seem to be bothered anyway. But we attributed it to the fact that he was very dehydrated.”
@mr.gardeners Good Vibes only for Whiskers, please 🙌🏻 #kitten #rescue #blindkitten #fingerscrossed #whiskers ♬ Calm LoFi song(882353) – S_R
When the couple offered the cat a bowl of water, they noticed that he dipped his paw and patted the water before drinking, as if testing its depth. It was then that they realized that the orange kitten was blind.
@mr.gardeners When we realized our kitten was blind. 😭 He’s a tough boy though, and he’s thriving now! #blindkitten #kitten #kittenrescue #kittensoftiktok ♬ Dreamy – Elijah Lee
Immediately, the couple rushed to the pet store for supplies and fed the kitten by hand, which seemed grateful for the meal and a comfortable place to sleep. The next day, the kitten, whom they named Whisker, was full of energy.
In addition, they took Whisker to the vet for an examination, where they gave him eye drops, eye lubricants and antibiotics. Although Whisker’s eyes have begun to improve with the treatment, he is almost completely blind, being able to see only the changes in light and movement.
Her human parents always hope that her vision will improve with time and care, and are doing everything they can to help her. “He is the sweetest. He never scratches when he plays and is very soft. He gets excited every time he finishes eating,” explains the new tutor.
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