START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

The One-Eyed Pirate Kitty

The One-Eyed Pirate Kitty

If Jack Sparrow had a kitten, it just might be Sebastian, the one-eyed black and white feline with an eyepatch, from Catshill, Worcestershire.

Sebastian once had two good eyes, but somehow, one was badly damaged when he was about 10 weeks old. “How he got that injury, we don’t know,” said Diane Wilson, from the South Birmingham Cat Protection League. “The eye injury was indescribable. We thought it was caused by cat flu, but the vet told us after the operation that it was an injury.” The poor little guy was brought to the vet to be put down, but the vet saw a fighting spirit in the kitten and took a gamble. He removed the eye, sewed his eyelid shut and called upon the Cat Protection League to see if they could find him a new home.

In spite of his disfigurement, Sebastian was quickly adopted and now he is an integral part of a family that lives in the village of Catshill within the UK. His new owners, Liz and Spencer, say that Sebastian’s swashbuckling eyepatch is worn now only for special occasions, such as when a new visitor is coming to the house. “Sebastian’s missing eye can prove shocking to unsuspecting visitors,” says Liz, aged 32. “That’s a shame, although I can understand some people reacting badly if they don’t know him. He’s a brilliant cat. Knowing someone rejected him because he lost an eye made us want him even more.”

How Sebastian sustained his gruesome injury remains a mystery, but he has fully recovered from his ordeal and he is now a tumbling, pouncing, purring fur ball that epitomizes feline confidence.


Related Articles

Skydiving Cats Controversy
Tiger Cubs Adopted by Dog
10 Delightful Quotes for Cat Lovers


Read more: Adoptable pets, Behavior & Communication, Cats, Do Good, Feline Muse, Humor & Inspiration, Make a Difference, Pet Health, Pets, Remedies & Treatments, , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


+ add your own
12:48PM PDT on May 7, 2013


7:58AM PDT on Mar 18, 2013

yo ho! yo ho! looks adorable in that patch!

8:52PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

He's so adorable with that patch! I'm really glad the vet didn't give up on him so that Sebastian got his chance to be adopted and grow up in a wonderful family!

12:07AM PST on Mar 6, 2013

its no big deal, people who react are superficial.

5:23PM PST on Mar 3, 2013

I'm so glad the vet decided to give him a chance and he found such a loving home.

3:39PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Kudos fortheSebastian's parents!!!

7:24AM PST on Feb 9, 2013

He's a gorgeous tuxedo.It's great he has a forever and loving home

10:04AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

Adorable kitty. Wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.

10:46PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

awww! what a precious little guy! glad he found a loving home!

7:18AM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Happy New Year, Sebastian!

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

I only made 43% I guess I had better pay more attention . My problem at my age is remembering all…

Please site the scientific study that links aluminum in deodorants to increased cancer & alzheim…

Without climate change we would not have had coal, oil, or shale oil. Our presence here is but a spe…

Thanks for sharing.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!