Blind Kitten Rescued by Man Who Never Gave Up on Her

This is a heart warming story with a happy ending. Skunky the kitty had a rough beginning which caused her eyes to go blind, but the person who found her never gave up on her. Against all odds, Skunky survived and thrived.

Mantees wrote via reddit:

4 years ago while I was on holiday in the south of Italy (was living in the north) I found a tiny kitten desperately crying with the power of a thousands suns. I decided to take care of her during my holiday, so that she would be stronger and more capable to survive when I would leave back home. At the time she was obviously too young to survive alone under a 43 degrees Celsius (109 F) sun.

Her legs were clearly not okay, the mouth was also asymmetrical and impossible to close, probably because of a trauma, but the worst news still had to come. The following day I brought her to the vet who said that her eyes were closed not only because she was still too young but also because an infection ate both eyeballs. The vet also said that she was too weak, and that he thought that she could not survive.

In the following days my brother and I started to take care of her eyes infection, ears infection, intestine worms and fever, while keeping her warm, feeding her with warm powder milk every 4 hours and teaching her to follow the noise of our steps and clapping hands. After 15 days Skunky was still weak but alive, but I had to leave. So I changed my plane reservation to include a pet, and long story short, Skunky is now sleeping in my bed, with the body under my covers and her head on my pillow.

…what Skunky gives to me everyday is worth 10 times more what I might do for her.

They never gave up on Skunky and she got a second chance at life

cute rescue blind kitten

cute rescue blind kitten


cute rescue blind kitten

Skunky all grown up with her best furiend

cute rescue blind cat all grown up

She can navigate the house just fine: 

cute rescue blind cat all grown up

Photos by Mantees via reddit.

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99 Responses to “Blind Kitten Rescued by Man Who Never Gave Up on Her”

  1. Ninidori says:

    Oh wow…what a beautiful story! Thank you to takw care of this precious kitty <3 god bless you!

  2. maria garcia says:

    You are an angel who helped this innocent animal. Many blessings, we need more like you :)

  3. yes god bless you for taking care of this beautiful but not so perfect cat,it takes special people to take care of gods special animals…

  4. Sandra L. says:

    I am so glad you never gave up on her! She obviously needed you guys to make her comeback and be happy furrever! <3

  5. Jennifer says:

    What a wonderful, gentle man. The world would be better served if there were more like him.

  6. beckyl says:

    omg, i feel like such a wimp! i totally got teary eyed from this story. i’m sure a sucker for a happy ending ;)

  7. Lashantina says:

    this poor kitty; you certainly did the right thing!!

  8. Anna says:

    A beautiful story and an amazing rescue!

  9. TheCherryTree says:

    This brought a tear to my eye. I’ve always believed that pets & stray animals should be given all the possible chances in the world to live & I’m glad Skunky was found by a person who clearly thinks the same way. It’s lovely to see her all grown up because someone gave her a chance.

  10. sherry says:

    bless you.

  11. Maysoun says:

    lovely story

  12. Maribel says:

    Smart Man. Realized pets are like do not get rid of them because they are born with special needs.

  13. Jillian says:

    So now I’m crying a little…what a sweet story. Taking the time to invest love and kindness in an animal always pays off a million times over. <3

  14. Shelly Lyon says:

    Tears of joy at this amazing story. Skunky is gorgeous, and i’m so glad she has a bestie!

  15. Black says:

    Omg this brought tears… I’m happy but also heart broken that people always neglect cats for some evil reason… Either way this cat is one lucky creature. Thank god for this kind hearted man who decided to take the cat with him back home! :)

  16. Michelle says:

    Warmed my heart – thank you!!!

  17. Sue Bee says:

    You are a wonderfully kind and loving man! May you and your kitties live long and prosper!

  18. karen says:

    Awwww. Beautiful story! Thank you for saving Skunky!

  19. Fernanda says:

    Thank God there are still people like you on Earth…

  20. Anna says:

    Many blessings to you and Skunky! What a wonderful story. By the power of her cries, her will to live was so powerful. You are truly an excellent man to take her in.

  21. Anna says:

    And along with many blessings to you, I see you also have a black cat! You truly are a wonderful man!

  22. C says:

    She turned out to be one big girl!

  23. Noelegy says:

    What a beautiful, loved, and lucky girl!

  24. Jenny says:

    I love that she not only can navigate the house alright, but that she also found the cat’s favorite spot to snooze — on top of the keyboard!

  25. Karla says:

    Hurry for Skunky!

  26. Barbara says:


  27. vix says:

    Saving an innocent life like that is priceless! Best wishes and happy long lives to you both.

  28. KateM says:

    Thank you so much for rescuing and loving Skunky — you are adding goodness to our world by your kindness, and our world needs a lot more of that.

  29. Noelegy says:

    Now I really want to know how Skunky got her name!

  30. Adriana says:

    Thank you for not giving up on Skunky and giving her the best life! Your story is heart-warming and touching. You’ve made this world beautiful..!

  31. Sara says:

    I’m crying. I want more people to help cats like skunky

  32. Phyllis says:

    What is it will cats and computers….my cat would either lay on the key board or smash her face so close to the screen like anything on the scrren fascinated her. Amazing job taking care of that adorable cat.

  33. W Lee says:

    What a heartwarming story… God Bless

  34. Kathy says:

    What a wonderful story and wonderful person you are to save Skunky. Beautiful story!

  35. Misa says:

    Heartwarming!! <3 Such a beautiful story, you are a wonderful person.

  36. Scotti says:

    What an AMAZINGLY TENDER STORY! We hear so many sad ones that this just lifts us up! THANKS and BLESSINGS to you and sweet (and obviously well loved)Skunky!

  37. Karen says:

    Bless you, your brother Skunky and her furiend

  38. Eduardo says:

    Hii, i´m from Brazil, i always cry with those stories, tku so much for taking care of Skunky, she so cute and happy. xxx

  39. Gina says:

    Wonderful story! Nice to hear some good news for once. Thank you for your kindness!!

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