As many of these stories begin, Steuben was alone and quite likely close to death. When the Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL) got him, staff discovered his eyes were so damaged that the best solution was to have them removed.
“He was born with a congenital condition where his eyes were too small in his sockets and he probably had extremely limited vision to start with,” APL’s Sharon Harvey told WFSB.
The 6-month-old cat is now blind, but he has his very own seeing-eye cat: a kitten named Precious.
“They formed the most incredible bond where this 3-month-old kitten really took Steuben under her wing and started leading him to the food bowl and tapping him when it was time to eat,” Harvey told WFSB.
Steuben and Precious have formed such a tight bond, in fact, that one could not be adopted without the other. Thankfully, the pair was adopted together today.
Don’t you just love happy shelter cat endings?