Man Adopts One Eyed Cat Deemed Unadoptable

This one eyed pirate cat had been returned to the shelter twice and couldn’t find anyone to adopt him until he put his paw out of the cage to a man one day. This is his story.

He shared his story on reddit:

He had been at the shelter going on 4 months and in that time many people said they would adopt him but no one ever followed through completely. He had been returned twice when owners found cleaning his eye socket to be too gross… so the adoption place put him out one last time before making him the official mascot of the shelter.

I saw him on a trip to get cat litter for my other kitties. I didn’t even see his missing eye at first. Just an affectionate boy sticking his paw out of the cage. Asked to see him and the staff were somewhat hesitant but obliged. They informed me how no one seemed to want him and how he was returned. I told them I only had adopted rescues at home and didn’t care about the missing eye or having to clean it. They kinda acted like, “yea right, heard that before.”

Visited him four times in a week and on the 15th, my girlfriend and I decided he was meant to be ours. And now he’s my little pirate kitty.

He’s a tough little guy. Had an access behind the eye and it had to be removed. Spent most of his tiny kitten days with his head wrapped to protect the eye socket and let it heal. He spent two hours playing with a laser pointer last night. He runs kinda derpy because he has bad depth perception but he’s a sweet little guy, who loves belly rubs and will pull your hand back if you try to stop.

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40 Responses to “Man Adopts One Eyed Cat Deemed Unadoptable”

  1. Wendy S says:

    I’m SO glad someone sees the beauty of this little pirate baby and has given him a home

  2. pumbie says:

    BTW, the little pirate is a very beautiful kitty!; Congrats. for all the family:).

  3. Vanessa says:

    Awww, I’m so glad the little one is adopted. :)

  4. mike says:

    He’s so beautiful. I’m glad that he found a loving home.

  5. Fernanda says:

    Aaaaw thanks for adopting this sweet baby

  6. Sue Bee says:

    I’m so glad you came forward with your big, happy heart and adopted the pirate kitty. I love your use of the word ‘derpy’ too! We have a pirate kitty at our house and it doesn’t stop him from doing whatever he wants to do!

  7. kaytee says:

    I hope there are no cats who are unadoptable. So happy this one found a home.

  8. Valerie says:

    I’m so so so happy that this little white baby has a furever home. You are my hero today!!!

  9. Chris Hall says:

    This little guy has already dealt with way more than he should have had to – pain, rejection. He’s a cool dude! SO HAPPY that he has a loving home.

  10. Marianne says:

    Bless you for taking this guy in what a cutie

  11. Blue Wolf says:

    YAY for pirate kitties and the people who love them!

  12. Mary says:

    so glad he is in a forever home : ) where he is loved and spoiled too!

  13. Rene S says:

    Kudos to this couple for adopting this sweet boy!

  14. Wendy Winder says:

    Adorable story! Heart touching :)

  15. jule1 says:

    Super that you and your girlfriend appreciate this special sweetheart and are not grossed out by cleaning his eye socket. Sounds like he has a lot of love to give and you are lucky to have him, as he is lucky that you found him! A big pirate GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR to all 3 of you

  16. Jeff says:

    Awh what a sweet little guy! Did he have has missing eye stitched shut?

  17. Amanda says:

    What a darling little face. SO CUTE!!

  18. Mitch says:

    well done that cat for reaching out to the right person xxxx

  19. Tina1649 says:

    Bless you for giving this kitty a loving home! He was waiting for you to come along!!!

  20. Sherry says:

    Awh what a beautiful baby. God bless the couple for taking him in and giving him a permanent home.

  21. Maysoun says:

    glad he finaly found a furever home

  22. katie k says:

    I’m glad that you adopted him you seem like a very kind hearted person, God bless!I hope the two of you spend many happy years together.

  23. Stephanie says:

    I can not beileve people returned an innocent little guy! I have a few special needs cats and i would love to have more if i could find them in my area!! <3

  24. Rai says:

    what a sweetheart :) thank you for adopting and caring for him.

  25. Ingrid says:

    Thank you for adopting and taking good care of him. He is the sweetest thing <3

  26. nnua says:

    Sweet little cutie!!!

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  28. Kate says:

    You are a good man. Your girlfriend is a lucky lady! Now she has everything.

  29. Fernanda says:

    I don’t mean to be judgy but how can someone be grossed out by cleaning this little chap’s eye? Come on, he needs help with that! We have to clean awful things all the time, it is just that we are more used to. In my case I go to the extreme since I worked on a morgue doing autopsies. All is a part of life.
    I can’t say enough “thank you” to people like you and your girlfriend. God bless!
    Love from Argentina,

  30. vix says:

    Heroes with heart!

  31. Irwan says:

    God Bless You. May God pay you with richness. I have a cat like that as well. I have no problem cleaning his eyes everyday.

  32. Stephanie says:

    Pirate kitties are the best! :) My story of Sparkle, the one-eyed kitty is also on lovemeow. Good for you for making him a part of your family! I too adopted Sparkle because I not only felt a connection with her, but I also knew she would have a difficult time getting adopted. She unlike your kitty was semi-feral when she was brought in, and is very skittish. But very affectionate with her mommy. <3

  33. jrleg says:

    a beautiful baby and a very loveing and careing man . kitties are like people we are not all whole and we all NEED and WANT love.

  34. Fyn says:

    D’awwws. This story made me tear up a little because we have two rescue kitties, Iris and Captain, who are also one eyed (due to a viral infection caught from a hoarding situation) We love our little one eyed pirates and they are perfect!

  35. Deb says:

    Kudos! We’ve always adopted from the shelter or have adopted ferals. Right now we have four inside and we’re up to four ferals outside. I get so POed at idiot humans who assume the cat they no longer want can fend for itself and they just toss it out – like trash. He is truly a beautiful furbuggy, and I’m sure you’ll have many amazing years together.

  36. Jen says:

    Love this story! What a wonderful couple for opening their hearts and home to this beautiful, deserving baby!!

  37. Zanalis says:

    Cute pirate:-)

  38. melissa says:

    what a sweetheart <3

  39. Fernanda says:

    Sweet little baby

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