Orange Wonder Cat Lives on Streets Blind, Finds a Place to Call Home


This special cat spent most of his life living on the streets blind. This is his story from a homeless stray who was on his last rope to a happy, healthy cat today.

Mr. Magoo aka Gooey or Goo is a 1 1/2 -2 year old unneutered male that was found wandering the streets of Philadelphia PA. Mr. Magoo was different, he is a Special Needs Kitty who managed to survive living on the streets blind. Magoo has a birth defect in which his eye lids and his eyes did not fully develop,” said Colleen Angstadt.

Mr. Magoo was picked up by animal control and brought into the shelter. “He was very thin, had a horrible URI. He was unable to eat much less breathe and was extremely dehydrated. Magoo was placed on Philly’s Urgent Page and was in great danger of being euthanized because of being so sick and being blind on top of it,” Colleen added. When Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary heard Goo’s story, they shared it on their Facebook page, and Colleen went on a mission to rescue this special kitty.

“I spent 4 days calling different shelters (as he was transferred) talked to a dozen people… Finally Cara from PSPCA emailed me on a Monday and said he was there… saying the foster family never came and he was all ours!!! I was in tears I was so happy!” Then things took a turn for the worse. Goo fell sick overnight, and Colleen and her husband were not able to bring him home.

A few days passed, Goo wasn’t getting better at the vet’s, so they finally suggested the couple care for him at home, and everything just got better from there. “I cried when I first saw him all bloody and oozing, I knew right then and there we made the right decision, he needed us and we needed him,” Colleen added.

“We brought our little man home and within 3 days he was so much better, I was amazed by his progress and his sheer will.”

Goo continued to heal and put on weight. “Here we are 3 months later and watching him run around and play, it brings tears to my eyes as I remember picking him up from the shelter sick, bloody and listless. It still amazes me what love and nurturing will do for one’s soul and well being!”

Goo is a fighter. This little Orange Wonder doesn’t know what’s like to see, but he is so happy for his new life. He knows he is perfect.

Mr. Magoo aka Gooey or Goo, the wonder cat who survived living on the streets blind

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Just chillin’

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He loves his feathery toy and catches it with amazing accuracy

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After a good scratching session, Goo lied down for a break

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Handsome Goo, happy and healthy today!

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Photos courtesy of Colleen Angstadt. Like Goo’s Facebook page.

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67 Responses to “Orange Wonder Cat Lives on Streets Blind, Finds a Place to Call Home”

  1. rocky says:

    Oh my Lord – what a touching story. Thank you for all you did for this little fellow!

  2. Brigitte says:

    I follow Goo on his FB page!!! I fell in love with him when I first heard of him, they are so lucky to have him and him, have them!!! Yess, love will moove mountains!!!!

    Purrrrrs to you dear Goo, xxx

  3. Tim Fredrikson says:

    Colleen … YOU are simply an ANGEL!! Magoo is a lucky KITTEH to have found you!!

  4. Cindy says:

    What a handsome guy!! Great story too. Thank you.

  5. Eva says:

    Oh absolutely ~Goo is purrfect!

  6. Liz says:

    What a wonderful story, and what a beautiful and sweet boy. So glad to read something like this. God bless his family who cared for him when no one else would.

  7. Terie says:

    Mr. Magoo you are a very handsome cat especially in your tie :) You are a very special person Colleen.

  8. Kristoffer says:

    He is beautiful! I am sooooooo thankful there are people like Colleen and her family that are willing to give pets like Goo a home. I am sure Mr Magoo will return the favor of being saved with lots of unconditional love.

    In case anyone is interested here is Goo’s facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/MrMagooWhoTheBlindKittyWhoStoleMyHeart?ref=ts&fref=ts

  9. Tina1649 says:

    Bless you for giving Goo the love and warm family he so well deserves!!

  10. Darlene Johnson says:

    I have been following Goo’s FB page since he started. I look forward to his daily posts of all of his adorable antics. He is adorable when he is good but even more adorable when he is naughty! He is an inspiration to all and also has an amazing Mommy and Daddy who are angels on earth. Wishing Goo and family a healthy, happy New Year!

  11. stephanie says:

    Mr.Magoo…I LOVE YOU!!!

  12. Renee says:

    Oh, I love that sweet face!!! I’m amazed that he survived at all on the streets – glad he now has some loving humans to dote on him. [Love his name, too - so cute!!]

  13. jule1 says:

    It makes me so happy that he found such a loving home. What a trooper. If HE can be saved, we can save all the other cats/kittens that go into shelters — there is simply no reason for healthy animals to be killed just because a shelter wants to cycle in new animals. GOOD EXAMPLE, MR. GOO!!!

  14. carole williams says:

    What a beautiful and touching story with a beautiful ending.thank you to all involved.

  15. Denise says:

    what a sweet boy

  16. Mysty Johnson says:

    Bless you Colleen for taking in Mr. Magoo. He definitely needed an angel and found one in you. He is a beautiful Cat and a blessed one. Thank you for sharing his story with us all.

  17. Franklin says:

    Thank you so much for giving him a second chance in a wonderful forever home!

  18. Kathy says:

    What a remarkable little kitty! His determination to live has served him well. Goo Goo enjoy your new home!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Cattywumpus says:

    Mr. Goo is very cute! What a wonderful face!!

  20. pumbie says:

    Mr magoo, take a guitar and play a blues…:)

  21. debra says:

    Bless you Colleen and your family. It was a perfect match for you and Mr. Goo. What a handsome boy and so alive and loving. If only we had more people like us, animal lovers, who would care as much as we do. Thanks for being on FB and showing off Mr. Goo, I love seeing him first thing in the mornings..Makes my day..

  22. Wendy S. says:

    What a beautiful story about love and devotion. Thank you people for rescuing a beautiful cat that needed your love.

  23. Diana says:

    He is gorgeous!! I have a large fondness for orange kitties.

    Cannot imagine what he went through and so glad he found a wonderful home.

  24. Hilary says:

    What a sweet story! Thank you to people who took the time to find him and care for him.

  25. rezgirl says:

    What a touching story!! THANK YOU for giving Mr. Magoo a chance at living a happy and loving life he SO deserved. Yes it is amazing what love and nuturing can do for an animal especially when they are very ill. ♥♥♥ Mr. Magoo is very handsome especially with his tie.

  26. Rachael says:

    Oh my gosh what an amazing story he’s had – and such a cutie too!

    I have a weakness for ginger and white kitties i’m glad he’s found a happy new home.

  27. JerseyDevil43 says:

    Aw! What a great story and such a pretty cat! Great to see he finally has a wonderful home!!!

  28. Diana says:

    My three girl kitties say “Hi and we love you!” to Mr. Magoo, and I just want to kiss his sweet ginger face!

  29. Cathy says:

    God Bless You & Goo!!

  30. Yvonne says:

    That is one good-looking cat! Amazing — what a trooper. And a big thank you to everyone who worked to save him <3

  31. katie k says:

    What a handsome fellow he is, and what a touching story.

  32. Ellinor says:

    Good for GOO he deserves it.

  33. Peggy K. says:

    Another wonderful story of hope and happiness. Thank you!

  34. Colleen says:

    Thank you all, Goo is an Amazing Soul and with all he has been through he is a sweet and loving guy. I cant imagine our lives without him.
    <3 Goos's Mom
    Colleen

  35. Srihari Yamanoor says:

    You are such nice people, I am humbled and moved. Needless to say, the fighting spirint in Goo tells me, one has to fight the odds, no matter what.

    If indeed there is a deity or Karma, I hope you are severally blessed!

  36. Candace says:

    Great story!!! Orange males are the best. Much love and happiness to all of you.

  37. Lynn Costa says:

    What a lucky cat, it’s amazing he survived for so long. Thank god he now has a home!

  38. linda says:

    he’s a lovely boy. I am glad that everyone did what they could for him and glad he has found a loving home

  39. darrel bristol says:

    thank god for mr.magoo being saved and god bless you for taking him when noone else would! This is just shows what kindness and love can do. GREAT story!

  40. shirley moretto says:

    Mr MmaGoo you surely are a miracle. So glad you found a furever home.

  41. Rozana says:

    He is cute & adorable.. I love his eyes..❤

  42. Rozana says:

    He is cute & adorable.. I love his eyes..❤

  43. Krissy says:

    What a great story! So glad he has a forever home now and he is so handsome!

  44. Sue Bee says:

    Colleen, I’m so glad you were able to track Goo down and nurse him back to life and full health! May you enjoy many, many years together!♥

  45. Linda says:

    What a sweet-looking boy!

  46. Cinda says:

    He has a sweet face. God Bless his new family for giving him a loving home.

  47. nolruck says:

    very nice stroy!! yhanks for sharing

  48. nnua says:

    Mr Magoo looks very well loved. His hoomans are great!!!

  49. OMG..what a handsome boy!! I love his face..too adorable!

  50. Sue says:

    My kitty is blind and it is amazing what he can do! Bless you for giving Goo a forever home!

  51. pumbie says:

    The tie suits him very well; cheer up, sweet kitty!.

  52. Lori says:

    awwww suuch a sweet story!

  53. mike says:

    thank you for saving this wonderful boy.

  54. anne smith says:

    what a hansom cat,this story brought a tear to my eye.

  55. Ingrid says:

    What an adorable little face <3
    Thank you for caring for him!

  56. Faye says:

    Bless all the humans who worked so hard to save this cat. And it is obvious he is happy and well cared for as well as loved in his furrever home.

  57. Druscilla says:

    Lovely story. Poor little cat, but his spirit and bravery had paid off! Have a happy life, all of you!

  58. Debra says:

    What a beautiful love story. Goo is an incredible kitty.

  59. Debra Olsen says:

    >(^.^)< So very handsome & noble looking…so glad he was rescued from the streets ~ poor little darling! :-)

    • Debra Olsen says:

      P.S. Last fall I rescued (my fourth) a little calico kitty from (across) the street who was in the same dire straits…not blind, but filthy, super thin, dehydrated, bones sticking out, literally starving to death, a bowel problem, fearful, timid & cowering ~ as though abused. After wiping some of the dirt away, she allowed me to hold her wrapped in a towel all night. She *slept* with her eyes open stirring only to eat small (but frequent) amounts of moist food at a time, lapping water like she’d never had it before, continuing like that for 3-4 days. Since then, she has bonded intensely to me. I believe she is not the nine months to a year old kitten I thought she was, rather, a bit older. Remaining small in stature she is quite beautiful with big green eyes on a mostly white face. While tolerating two of my other kitties, she is still coming to terms with her aggression/fear issue regarding her black feline *sister*. She is my little *project* that has found her furrreverrr home! :-)

      • Debra Olsen says:

        :-( Sadly, I must add that my new little rescue had little chance for self defense ~ she had been declawed (front) ~ obviously a direct cause of the difficulty to feed herself, hence, starvation. As a declawing convert years ago ~ I plead with those who are considering the deed…DON”T DO IT!!!

  60. vesey says:

    A special person and a special cat, God bless you both……….

  61. Iffat says:

    What a miracle boy. Thank you for saving him & giving him a loving home.

  62. Iffat says:

    What an amazing little fellow!

  63. carole says:

    God bless everyone who helped in his well being

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