A cat who is learning to live with just one eye has found a loving new family following the death of his beloved owner.
George was rescued from life on the streets as a youngster to become a much-loved pet. His owner had the foresight to sign up to Cats Protection’s Cat Guardians scheme, which offers peace of mind to owners concerned about what will happen to their pet when they pass away, which is how he came to stay at our Gildersome Homing Centre.
While in care, a vet noticed a problem with George’s eye and, after diagnosing cancer, decided it was in his best interests to remove it.
His carers at the centre noticed that although 11-year-old George initially walked in circles after his eye operation, he quickly adapted to his new condition and became a firm favourite with the team.
“George is one of our older cats, but while 10 years ago the household moggy could have been expected to live to around 13, today’s life expectancy is much higher and we have seen many cats surviving to their late teens and early 20s in remarkably good health,” said Rehoming & Welfare Assistant Diane Armer.
“He is a lovely boy and is very popular at the centre, it’s amazing how well he has adjusted to having just one eye. He came in with a beautiful personalised blanket from his original owner, and this is something we’ll be sending on with him to his new home.
“George has a cheeky and inquisitive character, he is super friendly, loves cuddles and to sit on your knee.”
Georgous George has now found a home through Cats Protection’s hands-free homing process, which has been introduced to comply with social distancing restrictions.
For further information on the Cat Guardians scheme visit www.cats.org.uk/cat-guardians