Inky was born with a rare birth defect, called Eyelid Agenisis. In short, his upper eyelids did not form in the womb. It causes the eyes to dry out and the hair to grow into the eyes. Keep reading to find out more!
Inky was found by his ‘fur mom’ as a feral stray, he was so weak and blinded by the debris in his eyes she was able to pile him up easily, and so their bond began. This is his journey to adulthood and recovery; his first year.
Cats with eyelid agenisis can live a very normal life! Inky has a moderate case, and he can close his eyes using his lower lid. He has tear ducts but still needs drops every other day. Inky only required Cryotherapy to permanently remove the hair away from his eyes, but some cats need more treatment.
Cats like Inky are killed every day in shelters, no one wants them because they look different and sometimes need more care. But they are no different on the inside! Inky is fun loving, smart, silly and sweet!
Please consider adopting a special needs cat, it’s more than worth it.
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This was the day he was found
He was nothing but skin and bones, but he has a fully belly here
He fell asleep everywhere!
Finally he started to grow…
A playful personality emerged as he grew stronger…
He grew so fast!
His first adventure outside on the leash!
His first plastic bag!
Soon he grew into a handsome young cat, but his journey wasn’t over yet!
Inky and his cousin, Luna
Inky and Jasper
Inky’s Cryotherapy treatment went well
He was so brave through the whole process
Jasper was always there for him
Finally the cones’ off!!
Now he’s pain free and back to being handsome!
Back to playing with Jasper!
Back to begging at the table!
And begging in the studio!
And playing on his tree!
Back to being silly!
And finally, back to having adventures!
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