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A cross-eyed rescue cat is using his unusual looks to raise thousands of dollars for charity.
Belarus has been blighted with a ‘confused’ expression thanks to a condition called strabismus.
He lives in San Francisco with owner Rachel Krall, who adopted him from a shelter after seeing him online.
He was surrendered to San Francisco Animal Care & Control (SFACC) by his previous family, due to landlord issues
Rachel explains: “He is a very active and extremely curious cat. He loves to play with balls, twist ties, and almost any other small object he can get his paws on. He seems highly intelligent and doesn’t let his wonky eyes slow him down.”
“Dr Travis Strong partnered with us to share more about strabismus, which is the medical term for the eye condition he has. It just means that the muscles that hold his eyes in place may have an abnormal position or may be damaged, causing the gaze to be displaced. This condition doesn’t cause pain and hasn’t impacted his day-to-day.
“Since his adoption, we have raised and donated $1000’s to animal charities to help other animals in need through his online presence. In 2019, we partnered with Friends of SFACC, Cat Town of Oakland, and Sonoma Community Animal Response Team.”
Belarus merchandise: http://www.belarusthecat.com/merchandise/
Where: San Francisco, United States
When: 16 Dec 2018
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