Not Purrfect but Worth it: Blind One-Eyed Rescue Cat Starts a New Life in Sussex

Not Purrfect but Worth it: Blind One-Eyed Rescue Cat Starts a New Life in Sussex

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As a famend animal rescue charity, Battersea has at all times believed that each animal is splendidly distinctive. However typically a canine or cat comes alongside that’s extra uncommon than most. Meet Chickadee, the blind rescue cat with just one eye and an enormous zest for all times.

Three-year-old Chickadee arrived at Battersea’s London centre in March when a change in circumstances meant her earlier proprietor may not take care of her. The candy ginger cat had been born with feline herpes and misplaced her sight and one in all her eyes at a really younger age however rapidly tailored to her blindness.

Battersea’s Cattery Team Leader, Bonita Brincat stated: “Chickadee is such a outstanding cat. She isn’t in the least fazed by her blindness and enjoys doing all the things that different cats do, from curling up in laps to chasing toys and exploring her mini kingdom. When she first arrived on the cattery, we observed her strolling spherical in circles rather a lot which may typically be an indication of stress. I took her dwelling with me to see how she would cope in a house atmosphere and as hoped, she rapidly relaxed and her extremely affectionate and playful nature shone by way of.”

After a number of weeks within the charity’s care, Chickadee was able to discover a new dwelling. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than a pair in Horsham, Sussex had been matched together with her they usually instantly knew she was the suitable cat for them. The pair of animal lovers had not too long ago misplaced their blind rescue cat Reggie and had additionally beforehand owned a Staffie from Battersea.

Chickadee’s new proprietor Nikki Soane stated: “Chickadee is wonderful and already a part of the household – she is totally loving life and you’d assume she’d at all times been right here. After dropping Reggie, it was actually laborious on us and the home simply felt empty. Our house is now full of affection and happiness once more as a result of Chickadee is in our lives – it’s wonderful how a lot love an animal may give. We’ve at all times had rescue pets, it’s so rewarding to supply a rescue animal an opportunity to have a loving ceaselessly dwelling. Regardless of incapacity all animals should really feel cherished and needed.”

Bonita added: “I’m so completely satisfied that Chickadee has discovered such an exquisite new dwelling the place I do know she’s going to thrive, however I’m actually going to overlook her – even her fondness for waking me up by dribbling on my face or nibbling my ears. She is such a improbable instance of why rescue animals make such nice pets – although she won’t appear to be your common cat, her resilience, affection and excessive spirits will soften the guts of anybody who crosses her path.”

To discover out why rescue animals make the most effective pets, go to the Battersea website, or be a part of the rescue motion through the use of #RescueIsMyFavouriteBreed.

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