Accidentally hearing the cry of a blind kitten in a shelter, the woman could not leave without him

Melvin’s scream caught Cathy’s attention, after which the kitten’s life changed forever.

A blind shelter kitten caught the visitor’s attention with its loud scream. She couldn’t leave him to his fate.

Cathy Buckman, a kitten rescuer from Sanford, North Carolina, was visiting a local cat shelter for a couple of babies when she suddenly heard crying coming from one of the cages. She turned towards the sound and saw a small blind kitten desperately trying to get her attention.

“This little boy came to the shelter straight from the streets. I came for two other kittens, but I couldn’t leave him screaming plaintively, ”Katie shared.

As soon as the woman approached, the kitten meowed even louder, although it would seem that much more. She gathered all three babies and hurried to the veterinary clinic.

“He was tired, scared, and unresponsive to anything but food.”

Katie took him home and wrapped him in her best-heated blanket. Her dog Burt came to support the guest and kept him company from the very beginning.

“The next day he was completely different. He started playing with some toys, licking my face… He turned into a playful, affectionate and goofy cat,” says Katy.

The baby is completely blind due to microphthalmia, a congenital pathology characterized by an abnormally small size of the eyeballs. But the kitten itself does not seem to be bothered by this disease.

Knowing that he would need special care and that his home would need to be fully equipped to deal with any potential problems, Cathy turned to The Odd Cat Sanctuary in Salem, Massachusetts for help. Tara Kay, the founder of the organization, was ready to welcome the blind child with open arms. “We help ‘problem’ kittens and cats that are often neglected.”

They named him Melvin.

“He is the perfect pet. He loves to eat and play, he starts purring as soon as you pick him up, – says Tara. “He screams loudly to be noticed, but stops as soon as he gets attention.”

At the shelter, Melvin was underweight. In a few days, under the care of new guardians, he somehow became all denser and even now flaunts a small belly.

The black-and-white cutie does well without sight, to the fullest using other senses that are aggravated in him. He knows how to navigate in space and accurately determine the location of a moving toy with his amazing hearing and sense of smell.

“He flares his nostrils and listens. He is very brave, nothing seems to scare him,” adds Tara.

Melvin doesn’t know what it’s like to have sight. He “sees” the world differently.

This playful, funny, and inquisitive lad doesn’t think he’s any different from other cats.

Melvin loves his new home. He even chose some of his favorite positions here to “view” the premises.

“I’m so glad I was able to save him and change his fate,” says Cathy. Every person involved in our common cause of animal welfare is doing everything they can. Speaking for myself, I do what I can and hope to bring some help at least a little.”

Melvin’s scream caught Cathy’s attention, after which the kitten’s life changed forever.

From hopelessly wandering the streets, he moved on to luxurious conditions – this boy knows exactly what he wants from life!

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