The animal kingdom is full of compassion without even know it. Where else could you find the ʜᴇᴀʟɪɴɢ power of two ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ pit bulls for three ʙʟɪɴᴅ cats? Prepare to be amazed because this story is too sweet not to be told…
Stewart, who works in corporate marketing, has fostered more than 60 dogs and 22 cats over her three years volunteering with the Newport animal ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ organization. She took on two kittens, Bruce and Willis, and one seven-year-old cat, Helen, with special needs. All three had both their eyes ʀᴇᴍᴏᴠᴇᴅ.
“Most people would see them as not adoptable,” Stewart of Hockessin said. “And they are.”
Helen, a gray cat with white paws, arrived at Faithful Friends after a man called about a stray hanging around his yard. Helen was in rough shape. Emaciated and flea-ridden, she also sᴜꜰꜰᴇʀᴇᴅ from severe ɢʟᴀᴜᴄᴏᴍᴀ, causing one eye to bulge out of her head as if she were an alien. After the sᴜʀɢᴇʀɪᴇs, sadly, none of the three cats was adjusting to the ʟᴏss of their sight and they were all ɪɴ ᴅɪsᴛʀᴇss.
“They are slowly learning how to get up and down stairs and are currently living in my loft,” Stewart told. “They like to play like any kitten, they just enjoy a smaller world.”
But Stewart wasn’t the only one to welcome the cats into their new foster home – she also has two ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ pit bulls who know what it means to sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇ and sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ.
Alfie and Frankie, 9 and 4 years old, were both ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ from ɴᴇɢʟᴇᴄᴛ and ᴄʀᴜᴇʟᴛʏ, and took a while to ʜᴇᴀʟ in Stewart’s care. Alfie even acts as a pet therapy dog, visiting children in hospitals and schools. Both of Stewart’s pit bulls are mild-mannered and nurturing. Now, they 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 ʙʟɪɴᴅ cats.
“My dogs are very nurturing. They lick and clean them, take naps with them. They don’t notice they are ʙʟɪɴᴅ, just that they need little extra TLC since they are sick and ʜᴇᴀʟɪɴɢ from sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ,” Stewart said.
It is amazing how animals can sense when someone needs some care and how can they simply provide it. The three cats are still looking for their forever homes but Bruce and Willis need to be adopted together, since for them the process has been more difficult.