Sir Stuffington - the cutest one-eyed kitten – has gained his popularity on the internet since his foster parent, Blazer Schaffer, set up a Facebook fan page for him in September 2013. He was a homeless, feral cat living on the street in Troutdale, Oregon.
He lost his eye in a vicious raccoon attack, but was soon rescued, along with his brothers, by Multnomah County Animal Shelter. All of them were suffering with highly infectious feline diseases. Sir Stuffington also had a broken jaw, flea anemia and a heart murmur.
Blazer Schaffer volunteered to foster them while nursing them back to health before they could be re-homed. Schaffer’s g irlfriend dressed Sir Stuffington up on Pirate Day (19th September) to raise awareness of the importance of animal shelters and how they save many animal lives every day. The pirate picture of Sir Stuffington went viral and he gained huge popularity. So Blazer decided to sell the prints to raise money to support the Multnomah County Animal Shelter where Sir Stuffington and his brothers were rescued.
Now Sir Stuffington and his brothers live in a loving home and they promote animal shelters. We’ve always felt that it’s important that we adopt rescue animals – our own Talisker is a rescue kitty. We need to support animal shelters because they help animals who can’t really speak for themselves.
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