It may not seem like it, but Dora the cat and her bro-fur, Felix, were born under a lucky star.
The unusual kittens were found when they were only five weeks old, bonded siblings wandering the streets of Australia with only each other to rely on.
The pair were discovered by a kind-hearted rescuer, but it quickly became clear that they needed more than food and a little love.
Dora and Felix were taken to the RSPCA's Blue Mountains shelter, where caretakers quickly realized why the two kitties looked so odd—they'd been born without eyelids.
The condition is extremely rare and, if left untreated, generally causes blindness within a year.
Thankfully, Dora and Felix were in capable hands!When they'd grown big enough for treatment, the RSPCA brought them to the Eye Clinic for Animals. The clinic's eye-care specialists had developed a surgery technique to correct the exact problem Dora and Felix had.
During a complex surgery, tissue was taken from the corners of the kittens' mouths and used to create new eyelids. At long last, the kittens were able to blink and take a good look at the world around them.
It's been a few months since the surgery, and Dora and Felix have fully recovered.
Today the fortunate felines are hoping the next phase of their lives can begin — as pampered house kitties in a forever home of their own.
Dora and Felix are both available for adoption via the RSPCA Blue Mountain branch, in New South Wales.
The RSPCA is hoping that the pair can be adopted out together, given how very close their bond is, writing online:
"If your home is in need of a lovable and charismatic feline (or two!), and you have time and love to share, come and meet Dora and Felix!"
(h/t: The Dodo)
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