'Wonder' cat recovers, seeks new home

Jan. 22, 2011 at 3:00 AM
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EUSTIS, Fla., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Florida's Cat Protection Society is trying to find a home for a cat with limited eyesight named for blind singer Stevie Wonder.

The Eustis-based feline rescue organization said Wonder the 10-week-old cat was given a 50 percent chance of survival when he was found shortly after Christmas with scabbed-over eyes and an upper-respiratory system infection, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday.

"We named him 'Wonder' for Stevie Wonder, but also because he was constantly making me remark 'I wonder how he's getting on that ball or getting on that box or doing that?'" Lois Lanius, president of the Cat Protection Society in Eustis, said. "He's the size of your hand with no (eye) globes and yet he's a normal cat."

Workers at the society said they initially thought Wonder was fully blind, but they discovered his retinas were still attached and he can see shadows and light differences.

Lanius said workers are hoping someone will come forward to adopt the feline.

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