One-Eyed Calico Kitten Was Rescued From a Feral Colony and is Ready for a Warm, Loving Home

This story was submitted by our shelter friend The Cat House on the Kings. The Cat House on the Kings saves pets’ lives in the Fresno County, California area, and the Animal Rescue Site is proud to share their stories. You can learn more about their work here!

Dear Dolly is a darling little one-eyed kitten that found her way to rescue safety because she was born into a colony that fortunately had a TNR caretaker. Too many cats and kittens have no caretakers or support systems, and they can suffer greatly with injuries, illness, and harm. Dolly was born under a shed near a busy traffic intersection and although found dirty, her mama cat did what she could to put her in a safer place. Dolly was a very tiny kitten when she was found and brought to The Cat House on the Kings with her eye glued shut with infection.


Although every effort was made with treatment to save her eye, it was determined that she would heal and grow better with the eye being removed. Dolly showed her calico courage, charisma and clout as she championed recovery in her foster home. She loved to play and wrestle with her foster siblings, where she showed that she can definitely hold her own. In fact, she acted like she never went through eye removal and spay surgery!

She is now delightfully energetic with her roommates in the adoption room in our Fresno Adoption Center, awaiting her meowsical adoptive family. We have included a bit of information on what TNR is, as it is so vital and life-saving for cats!


TNR stands for “Trap, Neuter and Return”. TNR is a program in which unsocialized and unadoptable cats living in our communities are humanely trapped, sterilized so they can’t produce more kittens, vaccinated, ear-tipped (to show they have been fixed) and then returned to where they were trapped so that they may continue to live out their lives in peace.

A full TNR program includes the proper care and management of a colony of cats: All cats in the colony are “TNR’d”, and volunteers provide them food and water on a regular schedule. This is so they come to know who is part of the colony, who needs to be fixed, who needs medical attention and so on.

Dolly benefitted from this, and she’d benefit even more from a new home! Check out her adoption profile below!


Even after all darling four-month-old Dolly has weathered, the Broadway lyrics couldn’t be truer: “You’re lookin’ swell Dolly, We can tell Dolly, You’re still glowin’, You’re still crowin’, You’re still goin’ strong…”

She’s a darling girl who was found cowering under a shed, dirty, underweight, and with an eye injury so severe that her eye had to be removed. This courageous little calico trooper doesn’t seem to know that she is different, and it hasn’t gotten in the way of her happy, loving spirit one bit! With the other kittens in her nurturing foster home, she can always be found in the middle of any hijinks and often leads the pack in energetic games of bat-and-chase with paper balls and soft cloth mice! She is also good with kids but hasn’t been exposed to dogs.

Her beautiful coat of many colors is extra long, soft, and silky, purrfect for this love bug who is as affectionate as she is playful. Being scooped up for cuddles is always at the very top of her list of favorite things! Adorable Dolly has her heart set on being a beloved girl in a loving forever family that treasures her many gifts. She can’t wait to meet you! Apply to adopt her here!

This story was submitted by our shelter friend The Cat House on the Kings in Fresno County, California. Learn more about them here!

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