Hero Doc Transforms This Pitiful Kitten Into A Carefree Cutie!

Written by: Dina Fantegrossi
Dina Fantegrossi is the Assistant Editor and Head Writer for HomeLife Media. Before her career in writing, Dina was a veterinary technician for more than 15 years.Read more
| Published on November 15, 2016

Dr. Matt Carriker is melting hearts yet again! Via his insanely popular YouTube channel, Vet Ranch, Dr. Matt documents his most dramatic rescue cases and spreads his mission to “save them all!”

Recently a tiny ginger kitten arrived in desperate need of Vet Ranch’s help. He was undernourished, dehydrated, covered in fleas and suffering from a terrible infection in his eyes.

The first step to helping the dangerously ill kitten – named Mr. Peepers because of his eye condition – was to get some nourishment into him and rid him of the fleas. Dr. Matt lovingly bottle-fed him and bathed him with dish soap to strip away the parasites.

The devoted vet even brought Mr. Peepers home overnight for some extra TLC!

Image Source: YouTube/Vet Ranch


After several weeks of “growing him up” with lots of food, antibiotics and snuggles, Dr. Matt was ready to perform surgery to remove Mr. Peepers’ irreparably damaged eyes, preventing further pain and infection.

**Warning: This video contains brief images of surgery around the six minute mark. If you’re squeamish, just zip on through that part. The ending is not to be missed!

As you can see, Mr. Peepers may be blind but he certainly isn’t letting it slow him down! Thanks to Dr. Matt and his team, he will be able to enjoy a perfectly normal life with whoever is lucky enough to adopt him!

Image Source: YouTube/Vet Ranch


The Vet Ranch docs are able to perform their incredible acts of kindness thanks to donations from animal lovers across the world. Consider making a contribution and be sure to tune in to YouTube for more inspiring videos!