Man Finds Cat With Crusted-Over Face, But When He Opens His Eyes They’re Different Colors

by Ana Luisa Suarez
Ana is an Associate Editor who loves animals and food. A good taco and a snuggle with her dogs is all she needs.

The transformations that sick and neglected animals make are always amazing to witness.

Sadly, many animals are often found alone and frightened after their suffering. It is their darkest moment, but if they wind up in the hands of a good rescuer and/or organization, then they are lucky.

Things got a little rough for 6-year-old Cotton after his family moved to a smaller home. The cat was an indoor and outdoor cat, and he seems to truly enjoy the outdoors. But after the move, he disappeared. By the time someone else found him, he was already covered in mange and malnourished, and his family couldn’t take him back in.

His mange was so bad, his entire face was crusted over and he could not open his eyes. Thankfully the man who found him got in contact with Carmen Weinberg, the woman in charge of the nonprofit Animal Friends Project.

Carmen got Cotton the medical care he desperately needed, but was shocked to discover that Cotton had been hiding his beautiful eyes. Thank goodness he opened them!

[H/T: The Huffington Post]

After Cotton was found, they discovered he’d been microchipped. They found out from his owner that he’d been missing for a while. The owner asked Carmen to continue caring for him, as they no longer could.

Due to his time alone outdoors without care, Cotton had gotten a bad case of mange and was very dehydrated and malnourished.

Despite the pain, he was still a very happy boy with a positive spirit that shone right away.

“He purred the whole time they were examining him,” Carmen told the Huffington Post about his vet visit.

Cotton surprised everyone when he finally opened his eyes to reveal one stunning blue eye and one yellow eye.

His fur has grown back since he was treated for mange and he is now up for adoption. He is a happy, vocal kitty that they believe is about 6 years old. Hopefully, his newly found internet fame helps him find the perfect forever home, fast!

Please SHARE this handsome boy with all your friends and family!