Blind Cat Rescued From “Kill List” Lives A Dream Life With His Smitten Parents

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on February 26, 2016

Mr. Magoo is a blind rescue kitty, but he doesn’t seem to realize he’s any different!

This former stray was born with a condition called microphthalmia in which his eyes were not fully developed, so he has never known what it’s like to have sight.

However, life as a stray is very difficult for a cat who can’t see, but he managed to survive while living on the streets of Philadelphia for two years.


A photo posted by Mr Magoo Who? (@mrmagoowho) on

  Animal control picked him up and brought him to an area shelter, but unfortunately for the ginger cat, it was full–and the special needs kitty got put on the list to be euthanized.   At the shelter, he developed a terrible infection, and medicine didn’t bring him relief. Ulcers formed in his mouth and he couldn’t eat or drink. It looked like the end for this unlucky cat–until the Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary posted his story, and his luck changed forever.

Meeting My Parents for the first time…..Mom is Pretty and Dad He’s Handsome like me!

Posted by Mr. Magoo Who? “The Blind Kitty Who Stole My Heart” on Saturday, October 13, 2012

When Colleen Angstadt heard about the poor blind kitty and his sickly condition, she knew that he needed to live in a loving home, like one that she and her husband could provide–and they needed him, too. After tons of emails, phone calls, tears, and a little luck, the Angstadts finally found out that the ginger cat was theirs! When they took him home, he was still very sick.

But after just a few days, she saw a huge improvement…

Mmmmm it was tasty

Posted by Mr. Magoo Who? “The Blind Kitty Who Stole My Heart” on Saturday, October 13, 2012

And two years later, four-year-old Mr. Magoo is living a happy, healthy life!


Mom and Dad Angstadt are smitten with their fluffy orange miracle cat.


A photo posted by Mr Magoo Who? (@mrmagoowho) on

  And although he’s blind, he certainly knows he looks quite dapper in a bowtie.    

A photo posted by Mr Magoo Who? (@mrmagoowho) on


Now, Mr. Magoo wants to help other animals with special needs. Proceeds from GooeyWear merchandise help raise awareness and benefit affiliated shelters and rescue groups. Way to go, Magoo!

Follow the inspirational kitty on Facebook and Instagram.

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