SUGAR Beautiful Sugar was brought to the Haven by a gentleman in late May 2020, along with her sister. This good Samaritan had come across these two young kittens with some cruel children who had already cut off part of their ears with scissors. He took the kittens away from the children, treated their wounds, and was looking for where they could get more help and support. He was told about the Haven and that’s where he brought both babies. Young Sugar also had infections in both of her eyes. Despite treatment, it wasn’t possible to save her vision. That said, she has adjusted very well to her blindness. And like all blind cats, she can live a perfectly happy, fulfilled life without her sight. She is a gentle, sweet cat — and now needs to find her forever home. Sugar is a friendly girl and gets along with other cats as well as dogs. We expect that she would do well in most households. About a year old, she is a friendly girl who has the occasional burst of energy and wants to play. Because she is blind, under no circumstances should she be allowed to free-roam. She should be kept as an indoor kitty, although a catio would be fine or going outside into an enclosed area under supervision (not outside on her own). If you haven’t encountered a blind cat before and don’t know what to expect, we are happy to provide resources and support. Having a blind cat isn’t that different than having a sighted feline. They compensate for their lack of vision with their other senses and are also able to “mindmap” your home within a very short period of time. So they create a mental picture of which room is which, where the litter tray is, water, where they are fed, where there are soft and/or sunny places to nap, stairs in your home, obstacles, etc. Blind cats are known to scale up to the top level of cat trees – often fearless. So please don’t dismiss adopting a blind baby out of hand — they have the same needs and wants as their sighted friends, with their own individual personalities. Like all our cats, Sugar is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated against rabies (with accompanying blood test and laboratory certificate), and immunised against standard cat diseases. Would you consider offering her a forever home? Could she grow up with you, and be the first human that she gets to call his own? The first bed that she can get up on and know that it’s okay to cuddle up to you? Other than the Haven, Sugar has never known any of those things, never experienced her own home. Maybe you would be willing to consider her? If you’d like to chat about Sugar, about adopting a blind cat, or about adopting from us in general or the work that we do, please send me a PM. We would love to find her the right home. All adoption offers are subject to a successful homecheck (done via video call for the foreseeable future) and an adoption fee. xx IDEAL HOMEANYCARE & NEEDSINDOOR ONLYREADY TO TRAVELNOWAGEONE YEAR (APRIL 2021)HOPING TO GIVE THIS KITTY A LOVING HOME?REACH OUT NOW!