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Partially-sighted owner adopts cat blind in one eye

A woman from Leeds whose sight is fading due to a degenerative disorder has adopted a partially-sighted cat, and it’s a match made in heaven.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 03/09/2020, 10:00

Cats Protection welcomed George with open arms. His had been a hard life: starting out as a stray and then being adopted by an owner who was taken from the world all too soon.


George’s stay at the Cats Protection was not to be long, but it was eventful. Vets learned that the cat had a cancer of its eye, and opted to remove the tumour before it grew any larger.

Adoption a must

George made a full recovery, and following on from his operation he stood proud on the pages of the charity’s rehoming platform. Unsurprisingly, it was not long before a woman called Kate, from Gildersome just outside Leeds, spotted the cat and fell in love.

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Kate is herself partially sighted due to her having Usher syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that compromises the sufferer’s sight and hearing. Kate knew that George was the cat for her, and she contacted Cats Protection straight away.


In due course and after all of the necessary paperwork was completed, Kate was able to take George to his new forever home. There he now lives with his soulmate.