Yuri was found by Max in a garbage bin near a sewer. He was young, scrawny, and covered in filth. His eyes wouldn’t open and he was crawling with fleas. This poor little boy needed a miracle.
In spite of his condition, Yuri was determined to live. Max told Love Meow: “It was very obvious that he wanted to keep going. His life was full of a lot of turns for the worse but he somehow had the will to live.”
After a nice warm bath and some food in his belly, Yuri settled in. But he still couldn’t open his eyes. Sadly, after a few trips to the vet, Max and his girlfriend Roni, received some sad news: Yuri wouldn’t EVER open his eyes since it was unlikely he would even survive. How heartbreaking!
Still, the couple was determined to give Yuri a chance. They had to clean his eyes constantly with warm water and antibiotic cream. They also had to feed him around the clock, keep a hot water bottle beneath him, and change his blankets to keep him
“My girlfriend had to take him to work every day for two months. Thinking back we had a lot of heart breaking moments when we were sure that he wouldn’t make it. We didn’t know much of taking care of kittens but we did our best,” Max told Love Meow.
Even though Yuri had to endure treatments for his eyes, and obvious discomfort, he still purred up a storm! This tiny kitten had the will of a lion!
NOW 6 MONTHS LATER, With Max and Roni’s constant care, Yuri is still HERE! He has lost one eye and now sports an adorable permanent wink on his face. The once blind, scrawny kitten that wasn’t supposed to survive is proving to everyone that the will to live thrives on hope and love, all thanks to two amazing rescuers and one determined little kitten!
Julie resides in Northern New Jersey with her two kids, two dogs, cat and partner. She has two published books which make excellent trivets if you aren't a fan of poetry. She tolerates people but LOVES animals. If she isn't blogging, she's most likely cuddling with her pups, Paisley and Skyler.
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