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. dinah kaman says:

    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. siew eng says:


  26. Karla says:

    Hurry for Skunky!

  27. Barbara says:


  28. vix says:

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

  29. 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.

  30. Noelegy says:

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

  31. 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..!

  32. Sara says:

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

  33. 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.

  34. W Lee says:

    What a heartwarming story… God Bless

  35. Kathy says:

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

  36. Misa says:

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

  37. 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!

  38. Karen says:

    Bless you, your brother Skunky and her furiend

  39. 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

  40. Gina says:

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

  41. Rebecca says:

    Awesome! Love you for doing this!

  42. cathy says:

    what a beautiful story!!! God bless you for saving her.

  43. tracie Cheek says:

    Great story!!! Loved it!!!! It’s good to know there are really nice people out there.

  44. DrKatz says:

    Thank you for the wonderful story of your kindness to Skunky. Many people might have just passed this poor kitten by and not lifted a finger to help. You sound like a guardian angel for kitties. I hope you, Skunky, your black kitty, and your family have long and happy lives.

  45. Sally says:

    Eternity comes to earth in the body of an animal. Being kind to animals is being kind to all life and our future.

  46. nnua says:

    whether blind or seeing, cats are natural computer keyboard hoggers! ^-^

  47. pamala says:

    Love this story. What a wonderful thing to do for a blind kitten. She is beautiful. We need lots of people like you in this world.

  48. RachH says:

    The world needs more kind souls like that!

  49. Cristina says:

    Bless you kind spirit, may you have all the love and good energy you are worth for going out of your way and save lovely Stunky. Please universe give him all he desires. And please universe make more like him.

  50. Kiz says:

    CUTE!!!!! my cat only has one eye :3

  51. Olya says:

    God bless you Mantees for your kindness.

  52. Paul B says:

    What a lovely story and with such an awesome outcome.. In a world where it seems mankind is becoming a heartless warring race… we can still find stories and acts that show there is still some compassion in our hearts.

  53. Jodi says:

    BLESS YOU for taking in that poor sweet baby!!!!

  54. irene says:

    thanks for renewing my hopes for humanity-
    you must be a great person, GOD BLESS YOU

  55. nicki says:

    Obviously this baby ( skunky) was sent to bless your life as much as you have blessed hers. We are drawn to one another for a reason. Just ask my 4 babies. I don’t want to think of what my life would be like w/out them. Thank you for your love of animals.

  56. Laura says:

    Like everyone else, I say bless you for protecting & loving this little mite. She’s grown into a very pretty lady. Blind cats are awesome – you’ve built some pretty good karma there. (AND I’m happy to see you’ve a blackie in your family! I have four black cats myself and advocate strongly that they need love & good homes, too. So many people are so SILLY about black cats, even in the 21st century. They are the last to generally get adopted in shelters due to their color. Stupid huh?)

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  58. James says:

    This is such a wonderfull story! Little Skunky realy neaded to friend such a kind person to give him all the love and the chances that he needed?. God bless little Skunky and you. I was close to tears with the little blind kittens plight. God bless you all.

  59. Ardie says:

    I am currently reading “Homer Odyssey” by Gwen Cooper. The more I know about blind cats the more amazes I am. I’m so thankful some ppl realize they are NOT throwaways. Skunky had a very rough start but a happy ending.

  60. Vagabond says:

    Thank you for loving her so much and giving her a chance.

  61. Thank you 1000 million times !!! I am so delighted Skunky is well loved and cared for. May all your (and Skunky’s)days be happy and bright! Joyce

  62. May all your days (and Skunky’s) be happy and bright !

  63. Christine Aspinall says:

    What a heartwarming story! Bless this man for rescuing her and never giving up on her! Love and hugs to Skunky and her caring family! <3

  64. Potato says:

    Wonderful! And it’s nice the process for bringing a pet along didn’t seem as complicated and hard as I thought it was.

  65. Mary says:

    aww you guys are awesome! I recommend you to check out this book. It is also about a blind cat. The story will Homer the blind cat.

    Also there is Oskar, they showed him on the Ellen Degeneres show.
    Also, look for following Atticus
    Also, look for Anakin two legged cat

  66. Claudia says:

    Wow! Tear in my eyes. God blessed.

  67. Christie says:

    What a wonderful story and what a wonderful man you are. May God richly bless you!

  68. carole williams says:

    you two are purely blessed

  69. JR says:

    Gods blessing will surly rain down on you for taking care of His beautiful baby. love her name Skunky.

  70. Thank you for your compassion and for saving Skunky. You are truly an angel on earth. You sir make the world a better place, with your presence.

  71. monica says:

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WOW what a sweetie you are!!!!! Why Can’t I find a man like you that loves kitties so much!!!! That just brought tears to my eyes when I saw her little face!!!! Thanks for saving her, and for being so kind!!

  72. ursulina says:

    Thank you for saving this poor little souls life. What a super sweet story. Wish they could be like this

  73. Iffat says:

    Thank you for saving Skunky!

  74. Elisabeth Anderson says:

    This story is sad and heartwarming. So glad she survived.

  75. joZie says:

    oh my goodness! i just cried up a storm! tears of joy of course!!
    god bless u! i would’ve done the same! it takes so much patience and care. for u to do that while on a vacation?! makes u even greater!

  76. Susan F says:

    You are godsent. Thank you for giving this beautiful cat a second chance. It makes me feel so good. I volunteer at the ‘Toronto Humane Society’ with the cats and I love it. I would take them all home, but that’s impossible. I hope he is doing well, and give him a hug for me.

  77. Jenn says:

    Many, many thanks for Skunky’s rescue.

  78. Christa Gruschke says:

    I got tears in my eyes. This is such a wonderful story. I love this man. He must be a very good person. Really really wonderful.

  79. sara fredrickson says:


  80. ingrid says:

    Thank you so much for taking such good care of her. She looks so happy now :)

  81. Julia says:

    aww cute! i hope he’s doing great

  82. ella says:

    THANK YOU for sharing this heart warming happy ending story with us and THANK YOU for your overwhelming kindness and love, you are wonderful

  83. Shaft says:

    Awwwwwww meowy blessings to you and your family for taking care of this Kitty, you’re a hero in my eyes!

  84. Río M. says:

    May u have heavenly reward/merits for the kindness u gave to this harmless & HELPLESS animal.
    What would this kitty’s life be if not for u?
    This world needs more people like u.

  85. bats :[ says:

    St. Francis certainly has a friend in you, and there’s a place for you and Skunky beside him. Thank you for being so kind.

  86. ccarolyn05 says:

    What a beautiful story, so happy for both of you and your other furkids and family..xo

  87. Serap says:

    hi, I am from Istanbul. It was so touching since I have similar stories, one ends up well, thanks God, though one does not. I still feel sorry for that. anyway, the good part is that I have a blind cat, just like Skunk and also just like her, he turns four this year. he is the most spoiled yet wonderful creature and makes me happy everyday. people should realize that ‘we’ are the ones that we saved first, our kindness towards ourselves, then those lovely creatures. thank you all.

  88. Ingrid says:

    I’m crying my eyes out… this story is so beautiful, so moving.Thank you so much for helping her and taking such good care of her. You are a hero!

  89. Jenn says:

    Wonderful human, sweet kitty. Loved this story.

  90. Dorothy says:

    I’m just seeint this story and finished reading it with a lump in my throat! REAL men are kind to animals. Many blessings to you and Skunky.

  91. Stephanie says:

    This story made my evening <3 i have a beautiful girl who was born with one eye and mentally disabled, along with other special needs and rescues, love them more than anything!!

  92. Jenn says:

    How sweet for Mantees and Skunky.

  93. Chasity says:

    You are an amazing beautiful person. I get depressed from all the horrible news stories everyday. Thank you for having something uplifting to share.

  94. Heartwarming story, brought tears to my eyes. You’re a good person saving her and loving her.

  95. Regina says:

    heart warming story,,,

  96. Julia Jester says:

    you are a God send for this baby. Have you ever wondered why you went to Italy? Well now you know! Thank You so much for caring! God Bless!

  97. Shelly says:

    This gives me hope and restores my faith in humanity! Thank you for giving Skunky a chance and a great life!

  98. Silver Fang says:

    God bless you, Skunky!

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