Out wandering the streets in Florida, Cotton, the kitty, was spotted by a man who then came to the cat’s rescue.
Cotton Wows Everyone Upon Opening His Eyes
A concerned man found the blind stray cat Cotton in Royal Palm Beach in Florida. He says that the cat came out of nowhere and was obviously hungry when it started eating from the bowl of food he prepared for his own feline.
With the help of social media, he managed to secure help from Carmen Weinberg, founder of Animal Friends Project. The next morning, Carmen immediately drove to pick up Cotton from his rescuer and took the cat to her veterinary shop.
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Vet doctors confirmed that the poor little Cotton was suffering from a mange, the reason why the cat couldn’t open his eyes. Aside from that, dehydration and anemia also plagued feline. He was very thin, and many thought Cotton was a hopeless case.
Thankfully, Carmen was more than determined to help Cotton recover. She provided him antibiotics and ointments and introduced him to a specific diet to encourage faster recovery. Slowly but surely, she took care of the cat until he was healthy again.
Cotton was able to open his eyes, eventually and what happened next left everyone amazed. The cat has a condition called heterochromia, which caused both of his eyes to have different colors— one was blue, the other was yellow. Further tests were done on Cotton to check if his eyes were damaged by the mange and the results are even more shocking! Cotton’s eyes were perfectly fine and healthy.
Carmen put him up for adoption to find him a better place to shelter. But the sweet cat captured her own and in the end, she decided to take her in.
“We got so many applications for him due to his looks, but in the end, I saw how attached to me he had become,” Carmen shared. “I didn’t have the heart to put him through another big change. He had already gone through so much.”
Now, Cotton still lives with his feline brothers and sisters in the cozy home of Carmen.