Huong Ngo

By Huong Ngo

LifeBuzz Staff

Stray Cats Born Without Eyelids Got The Second Chance They Deserve.

Being a stray animal is not easy. They roam streets searching for food and water for survival.

Meet Dora and Felix, they're brother and sister. These two poor kittens were wandering down the roads of New South Wales, Australia at just the age of five weeks. Fortunately, a pair of good Samaritans found and rescued them. Shortly after taking them in, however, the couple realized that there was something different about these particular kittens.

As soon as they could, they brought Dora and Felix into RSPCA's Blue Mountains shelter.

After the caretakers took a look at the two kittens, they had discovered Felix and Dora were actually born without eyelids.

After the caretakers took a look at the two kittens, they had discovered Felix and Dora were actually born without eyelids.

PORTRAITSOFANANIMALSHELTER / RSPCA's Blue Mountains Shelter

“Without corrective surgery, the kittens were likely to go blind within a year,” Patrick Jones of RSPCA NSW wrote on his blog.

“Without corrective surgery, the kittens were likely to go blind within a year,” Patrick Jones of RSPCA NSW wrote on his blog.

PORTRAITSOFANANIMALSHELTER / RSPCA's Blue Mountains Shelter

But of course, the rescuers weren't going to give up on these kittens so easily. When Dora and Felix became six months old, RSPCA scheduled a visit for them at Eye Clinic for Animals.

But of course, the rescuers weren't going to give up on these kittens so easily. When Dora and Felix became six months old, RSPCA scheduled a visit for them at Eye Clinic for Animals.

PORTRAITSOFANANIMALSHELTER / RSPCA's Blue Mountains Shelter

The veterinarians at the clinic had developed a surgery technique for this particular condition.

The veterinarians at  the clinic had developed a surgery technique for this particular condition.

PORTRAITSOFANANIMALSHELTER / RSPCA's Blue Mountains Shelter

During operation, the veterinarians created new eyelids out of tissue taken from the corners of the kittens' mouths.

During operation, the veterinarians created new eyelids out of tissue taken from the corners of the kittens' mouths.

PORTRAITSOFANANIMALSHELTER / RSPCA's Blue Mountains Shelter

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