Monday, September 23, 2013

Meet Sir Stuffington, The One-Eyed Pirate Kitten With A Heart Of Gold

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September 13, 2013 was the first day of Sir Stuffington's new life, because that was the day he was rescued, along with his two brothers, from the streets of Troutdale, Oregon. The tiny kitten, who tipped the scales at just over a pound, was suffering from calicivirus, a severe flea infestation that caused a heart murmur, a missing eye, and a jaw fracture that has since healed. 

Sir Stuffington, center, with his brothers pictured left and right.

After being successfully treated at Multomah County Animal Services, the kitten was turned over to his loving foster mom, Blazer Schaffer, who told KOIN, "Everybody has beauty, it's just how you choose to see it."

In less than a week, images of the extraordinary feline have gone viral, with people drawn to his big blue eye and Grumpy Cat-channeling grin. His Facebook page has already racked up nearly 25,000 fans (probably way more by the time you read this), along with love and well wishes from around the world.

Fans can buy this pirate print to benefit Multnomah County Animal Services.

Although only weeks old, Sir Stuffington has made it his mission to bring awareness to the importance of local animal shelters, and the lives they save every day. All proceeds from the sale of his pirate print, shot by Amy Who Photography, will go to Multnomah County Animal Services, who are currently providing his veterinary care. 

Sir Stuffington and Foster Mom, Blazer Schaffer

In addition to being just another pretty face, Stuffington's foster mom wants the spunky kitten's story to show that anyone can make a difference. "If you see a homeless kitten, pick it up take it to the shelter, take it to the vet, don't just leave them. They can survive and thrive and have somebody to love them," she said.

Via CNN / Facebook (Sir Stuffington) 



Lolcat Lisa said...

Love him! Such a little sweetie...

Clooney said...

Oh what a sweet baby he is! And that pirate picture is the most adorable photo ever! Huge purrs to him for the right and purr-fect forever family to come forward to cherish him!

Jenn said...

He is so adorable!

Anonymous said...

What a little doll. Hope he gets a wonderful forever home and lives a long, happy life.

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