Kittens are the most precious little souls. Full of wonder, they love to explore and meet new people. Unfortunately, many kittens are left to fend for themselves after being born in the wild or abandoned by their mom.
That's why Savannah Anas and her friend acted fast when they heard about a tiny litter of kittens who were born in the middle of nowhere. They drove two and a half hours to find them, and discovered one of the kittens had a life-threatening eye infection. The kitten, later named Scar, was brought to the vet where the news wasn't great.
“Scar was so tiny at only 2 weeks old and 8.5 ounces, that the doctor would not be able to hook him up to monitors, fit a breathing tube down his throat, or know how the anesthesia was affecting him during the procedure,” Anas, a marine biologist and animal advocate, said. “This made it an extremely high-risk surgery.”
There was an extremely high chance that Scar wouldn't make it through the surgery, but Anas knew they had to try. The surgery worked, and the vet was able to remove his eye and any remaining infection. Anas knew she had to keep Scar for herself, so she took the miracle kitten home.
Now, Scar is a happy and healthy little kitten, but sometimes his lack of eye would make others skeptical. That's when Anas had a brilliant idea.