Sherry Stewart is a volunteer with Faithful Friends Animal Society, a rescue group in Delaware. When Faithful Friends had three blind cats, Helen, Bruce, and Willis, who needed to be fostered, she was their first choice.
Helen was seven years old and was brought in separately from Bruce and Willis, who was about ten weeks old. The three cats eventually had their eyes removed, leaving them completely blind.
Since 2012, Stewart has fostered over 80 animals with Faithful Friends.
“They are slowly learning how to get up and down stairs and are currently living in my loft,” Stewart said. “They like to play like any kitten, they just enjoy a smaller world.”
Stewart wasn’t the only one to welcome the cats into their new home, she also has two rescue pit bulls who know what it means to struggle and survive.
Alfie is 9 years old and Frankie is 4 years old. They were both rescued from neglect and cruelty and have been healing in Stewart’s care. Alfie is a pet therapy dog, visiting children in hospitals and schools.
The pit bulls are more than eager to bond and play with all the foster siblings who pass through their home, and have taken a special liking to the blind cats.
“My dogs are very nurturing. They lick and clean them, take naps with them. They don’t notice they are blind, just that they need little extra TLC since they are sick and healing from surgery,” Stewart said.
“Bruce is the smaller of the two kittens, he is very friendly but seems to struggle just a little bit sometimes,” Stewart said. “Bruce has a harder time finding things. He LOVES sitting on top of the dogs.”
Each of these animals come from unimaginable backgrounds, and now they have found each other and can take comfort in their shared experiences.
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