They risk becoming blind for life because the absence of an upper eyelid puts them at intense risk of infection. A crisis center in the UK is struggling to raise the necessary funds for their operation.

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A litter of feral kittens was rescued from a junkyard Yorkshire Cat Rescuea British association, in May 2022. The young felines had lived in deplorable conditions until then, but it is the state of health of 3 of them that will sound the alarm, says Telegraph & Argus.

Cats in bad shape

After a veterinary examination, the volunteers will learn that 3 of the kittens from the depot were born without upper eyelids. Their eyes therefore do not close properly, dry out quickly and become an open door to infections.

To save them would require surgery to remove skin from their mouths to create an eyelid. However, it costs just under 3,000 euros per eye, and the final price, which is 17,500 euros, is impossible for the association’s members to accept.

They need donors

A call for donations has therefore been launched d Internet. Sara Atkinsondirector, entrusts to it Telegraph & Argus which all volunteers want is ” to offer them a view of the world, to be able to admire birds and chase butterflies like all other cats.

Admittedly, an enucleation or removal of the eyes could have been considered, but that was out of the question for the association, which was intent on giving the kittens “ the gift of sight “and” to take away their pain “. Donations continue to be made today, in hopes of one day reaching the amount needed to prevent them from ” live in darkness “.