Meet Misty – the friendliest and most loving little blind kitty around! Despite having a tough start to life, being found wandering blind and alone at 6 weeks old, Misty has been given a second chance and recently underwent an eye operation. Although her sight was unable to be saved, she runs, jumps and plays just like any other kitty her age, and loves nothing more than snuggles and cuddles from her humans.
Misty can easily keep up with any other cats when playing – you would never guess that she was blind! When her foster mum is working from home, Misty will wait outside her office for attention. Her favourite game is to splash in the water bowl and she enjoys baths too!
Misty would love to find a forever family with another young friendly cat who is tolerant of her kitten antics as she likes to play all the time. She needs an indoor only home, with plenty of affection from older gentle kids or adults who are home often so she can have lots of pats and cuddles.
During Misty’s eye operation, she was diagnosed with a mild heart murmur and she has undergone an echocardiogram to assess for cardiac disease. The echocardiogram noted that she has possible emerging Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Phenotype. This is a type of heart disease in which the heart muscle becomes thickened. Whilst this was unable to be diagnosed with certainty during her first echocardiogram, a follow up echocardiogram will need to be conducted in 6 month’s time. Misty’s new family will need to be committed to completing a second echocardiogram and following any recommendations from their vet depending on her final diagnosis. Whilst Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy can be life limiting for some cats, many cats live long and happy lives with this diagnosis.