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Buddy is one of our blind cats who should never have gone blind. He was found by an experienced trapper after finishing up a day of trapping ferals on an elderly lady's property in east Austin. She looked up and saw this small kitten with bloody grapes for eyes. He had developed such a bad eye infection that his eyeballs had ruptured. The elderly lady knew about his illness but didn't do a thing to help him. Fortunately, the trapper was able to scoop him up and immediately take him to a veterinarian who removed his damaged eyes.

He came to live with our Founder and President, Leticia Stivers, shortly after his recovery. By coincidence, he has almost the same markings as Jack. So we call him Jack's little brother. They wrestle and can often be seen grooming each other. He has no trouble climbing the tallest tree trunk in the outdoor enclosure or the tallest cat condo inside. He just climbs down in reverse. He is also a very playful little guy.

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Buddy is the most amazing cat I have ever met! I had the honor of meeting this little guy and was so amazed at how independent and agile he is. It's hard to believe he is blind!
--Barbara Peck

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