She received a call about a stray kitten near someone’s doorstep. The person who called thought the kitten and a severe eye infection the eyes looked so bad! But that turned out not to be the case.
Missy Dubuisson, the founder, and director of Wild at Heart Rescue was the person who received the call. She immediately called regular foster Mom Stephanie Roberts who agreed to take the kitten.
Before ending the call Missy said to Stephanie, “I can’t find his eyes though. Please just find his eyes.”
Stevie, as he was to be named, was not in good shape when he met Stephanie. He was badly underweight and did have an infection in his eye sockets, but it was not an eye infection.
The infection did not seem to effect Stevie’s vision in the least as he had no problem getting around. Not walking into or bumping into anything, which made it all the more surprising when they found out Stevie had no eyes!
Which was why Stevie did not have an eye infection, he was actually born without eyeballs. The infection affected only his empty sockets. There would be no beautiful eyes revealed after the infection cleared like this cat.
“Nobody did anything to him,” Roberts told The Dodo. “He actually has a genetic condition. He either wandered off from somewhere or was dumped … It looks like he’s just squinting at you basically, like all the time. If you didn’t know him, you wouldn’t realize that he can’t see at all.”
Today, Stevie is one year old, and still lives with Roberts and her three other cats. She says out of the four of them, Stevie is the smartest.
Roberts takes great care of Stevie, and he has come a long way. She has a special stroller for him to ride in, and he enjoys playing fetch with Roberts’ daughter by listening for the ball.
Stevie is just like any other cat and can do anything any cat can do. He knows the space well and doesn’t even know that he can’t see.