In October 2016 a kind-hearted woman named Josie spotted a 6-week-old kitten at a barn. The tiny motherless kitty was all alone and was clearly in need of help.
When Josie decided to approach the tiny kitten, she realized that it needed more help than she thought. One of the little feline’s eyes was opaque and it was struggling to move.
Josie knew that she has to act quickly to save the kitten’s eye, so she scooped him up and rushed him to a local rescue in Montréal, Canada called Chatons Orphelins Montréal. The group immediately brought the tiny kitten to their nearest animal clinic.
“The kitten was less than two months old, weighed around 600 grams and had a glassy eye. He had a veil that appeared to be a scar on the cornea probably due to an ulcer,” Celine Crom of Chatons Orphelins Montréal said.
Everyone did not expect him to see through his bad eye, but they wanted to try everything they could to make sure he gets better. While his one eye is being treated, volunteers also started treatments for parasites and scabs that were clearly present everywhere on his body at that time.
“This little boy was very small. He was anxious (with hissing and spitting) when he arrived, but in just a few days, everything changed. He began to ask for cuddles.”
Fortunately, doctors discovered that he is also suffering from ringworm, so he had to be separated from other cats or kittens.
“The little one grew up, and isolation was hard for him to even though many people took turns to care for him.
“Eventually, after several weeks, he was able to move in with his foster family.”
“During the first two days at his foster home, he spent lots of time running around the house — finally a place spacious enough for him to play and stretch his legs.”
Although the motherless kitten was a bit shy from the time he arrived at the shelter, Berlingot blossomed into a gentle, sociable and loving little kitty.
One day, the volunteers at the rescue center discovered that the cloud in his eye began to disappear.
“He came to us with an opaque eye, and the eye treatment worked well. His vision improved!”
When it was clear that Berlingot’s one eye was going to be okay, the tiny fella reveals his slightly crossed eyes, which adds to his charm.
“He is playful and mischievous. Berlingot purrs as soon as we approach him — he likes to sleep near us and have cuddles. He is curious and always wants to know what we are doing.”
“The little one got a second chance at life, and we hope to find him a forever home this winter.”
This is how Berlingot looks like today!
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