When Savannah Anas, a Marine Biologist, learned about an injured tiny kitten named Scar, she did what any animal lover would do: she immediately jumped in her car to go get him. Savannah drove two and half hours to pick up the little one and found out that Scar’s one eye was badly infected. “While one eye was completely fine, the other was so incredibly swollen and infected that it was leaking puss like a fountain at some points,” Savannah told Love Meow.”
Scar’s infected eye needed to be treated and fast. The infection was spreading to his brain. Savannah once again jumped in her car and sped Scar to the vet, three hours away. Scar needed to have his eye removed immediately because of his young age, the vet wasn’t sure if Scar would make it. Savannah only had one choice to save Scar: say yes to the high-risk surgery.
Scar is a trooper and pulled through the surgery! “The second I held him after surgery he purred for the first time,” Savannah told Love Meow.
Scar’s healing process began, but Scar accidentally ripped out his stitches one night. So one of Savannah’s classmates got creative… and made Scar is own little eyepatch to help him heal!
Scar became very playful and affectionate… clearly loving his new pirate adventures!
Scar is now six weeks old and is thriving, thanks to the help of his adorable eyepatch. Keep on being adorable, Scar!
Thank you, Savannah, for giving Scar the second chance he deserves!
Thinking of adopting your very own Scar? There are thousands of deserving cats waiting for their forever homes at an animal shelter near you. Choosing to adopt rather than shop for a new pet helps to reduce the homeless pet population and can help free up more space in a shelter for other animals who desperately need it. Fostering an animal is another great way to help animals in need!
Even if you cannot foster or adopt, you can still help kittens. Participate in your local trap-neuter-release program to ensure that no unwanted kittens are born or use your social media accounts to raise awareness about the importance of adoption and spaying or neutering your pets.
To stay up to date on Scar’s pirate life, follow him on Instagram.
Image source: cat_with_the_eyepatch/Instagram