Niles was found in a community cat colony near Niles Street in Hartford. He wasn’t feral, which means he would be much happier living in a home! The volunteer caring for this colony also noticed something wrong with his eyelids, and he underwent surgery for a condition called entropion – in which the eyelids aren’t flush with the eyeball and cause irritation. After his surgery, this initially shy guy came to the sanctuary to make friends with Ziti and Lucky.
His first consult for further eye surgery went well – once he’s fully grown (about one year old), he will be able to undergo a procedure that gives him more eyelid. Until then, staff have been working on getting him used to those pesky eye drops he needs to keep his eyes healthy.