Leela’s eye had sunk into the socket and was barely visible – a disorder called micropthalmia. This meant her eye was abnormally small and not able to function normally.
Leela’s conjunctiva – the membrane that covers the front of the eye – was also very swollen and she showed symptoms of cat flu.
Despite this, Leela’s spirits were high and all she wanted was to make friends,” said Amanda, cattery coordinator at the Home.
Vets placed Leela on a course of antibiotics to ease her discomfort and fight the infection in her eye. Unfortunately though, the eye couldn’t be saved, so Leela underwent a delicate surgery to have it removed.
The brave feline is now ready to find a loving forever home.
Leela is gradually coming out of her shell. With a little more confidence building, her sweet nature will shine,” said Amanda.
“She will make a lovely pet for a family with adults or kids, who will be gentle with her.”
Leela’s surgery and new lease on life were made possible thanks to the support of animal lovers like you. Please donate today to help provide life-changing surgery to other homeless pets, just like her.