Rachel and her son were living outside in a garden. Rachel is blind. She’s a tortoiseshell-and-white cat. She is about 13 years old. Her son, Ross, has lost his ears. He is five years old and white. His ear flaps were removed due to ‘skin damage’. This must refer to damage through either sunburn and/or forstbite (update: the RSPCA say it was sun damage). This is a hazard for white cats as there is less protection to their ear flaps from fur.
Rachel was spotted in a garden in East Grinstead, UK bumping into things. Local residents were feeding her and her son. The pair are best friends and mother and son. It is believed that the pair were abandoned which is very sad if it is true.
“Ross is here with his mum Rachel after their previous owner no longer wanted them.”(RSPCA)
They are now with the RSPCA for rehoming. Ross’s appearance is unusual. I think they’ll find a nice home together. They enjoy each other’s company which is not always the case with mother and son.
The new owners will have to be an experienced cat lover who understand the needs of a blind cat. I wonder too if Ross’s hearing is slightly impaired. They should be the only cats in their new home and there should be no kids!
They are at the RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre [link].
Source: ITV.com and RSPCA.