Kittens With Entropion Need Help!

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd

Furkids is committed to the health and well-being of our animals and to them the highest quality of life, even when the circumstances seem bleak. We recently rescued several cats with eye injuries that will need surgeries in the near future. Each of these kittens were born with Entropion. Entropion is a genetic condition in which a portion of the eyelid is inverted or folded inward. This can cause an eyelash or hair to irritate and scratch the surface of the eye, leading to corneal ulceration or perforation (PetMD).

Manhattan is a brown Tabby. The cost of Manhattan’s medical treatment is estimated to be between $800 and $1000.

Blairsville, Blue Ridge and Hiawassee are siblings who all have Entropion. Blairsville (Tuxedo) is pictured, but due to the potentially graphic nature of Blue Ridge's and Hiawassee's eyes, their photos are linked.*

Blairsville and *Blue Ridge both need Entropion surgery to begin with, but will likely need more surgeries to follow. Blairsville  is missing part of his eyelid, so it will need to be reconstructed. Blairsville and Blue Ridge’s surgeries will cost around $1600 combined.

*Hiawassee seemed to have gotten the short end of an already short stick. He, unfortunately, will need both of his eyes removed. His medical costs are estimated to be around $1000.

Cats are extremely resilient creatures who can learn to adapt in the face of adversity. All of these kitties are expected to make a full recovery and to go on living life free of any discomfort. Please invest in the futures of each of these cats just as we have by making a contribution toward their medical care.