Bounce the kitten was spotted tumbling across the highway, hence her name. At first, a driver thought they saw a bag, but it was a little black kitten on closer inspection. Now Bounce is safe with rescuers. Soon, she will be ready for adoption, and everybody is talking about how cute she is.
On Facebook, the SPCA of Wake County in Raleigh shared the story of Bounce, the kitten.
Bounce the Kitten Tumbles Across a North Carolina Highway
Thankfully, a Good Samaritan took action when they saw the kitten in the road. At first, they feared the worst for the tiny creature.
“Omg, this face! Bounce is one lucky kitten! Her finder was driving down the highway when she saw what looked like a bag tumbling across the road,” states the SPCA. “But then she realized it wasn’t a bag; it was a tiny black kitten! Worried the kitten had been hit, she pulled over to bring her to safety and drove her to the vet to make sure she was okay. Miraculously, Bounce was completely unharmed!”
Just look at that cute little face!
Bounce the Kitten Bounces Back
Fortunately, this person cared enough to pull over and save the kitten. Now, Bounce the kitten has every chance for a full, happy life.
Below, you can see the playful kitty having a great time in the video from the SPCA of Wake County Instagram:
Unique Eyes Due to Eyelid Agenesis
As you can see, Bounce has unusual eyes, giving her a goofy but adorable spaced-out look. It’s due to eyelid agenesis, a congenital disorder causing the eyelids to be underdeveloped.
“You might notice Bounce’s unusual appearance – she has a condition called eyelid agenesis, meaning her third eyelids aren’t fully formed. She’s getting eye drops to help lubricate her eyes, but other than that, Bounce seems to be a happy, healthy little kitten!”
While the condition is rare, it’s the most common eyelid disorder in cats. Since there are no eyelashes, the eyes are more vulnerable to infections and ulcers. In some advanced cases, surgery can help cats with eyelid agenesis. In mild cases like Bounce’s, kittens will need eye drops twice a day to help lubricate the eyes.
A Chirpy, Playful Kitten
According to the rescuers, Bounce is a chirper, making cute noises as she plays.
“Bounce is hilarious, so full of personality and spunk, and she runs around chirping all day while she plays. She couldn’t be any cuter!”
In the comments, people expressed support and love for the tiny kitten. One person had fostered three sibling kittens with eyelid agenesis. Fortunately, these kittens didn’t have further eye issues. (see below)
Comments from Bounce the Kitten’s Adoring Fans
Many people expressed love for Bounce and kittens who suffer from eyelid agenesis.
“Bounce is an amazing and fun little kitten who has gone from a tiny scared baby to a social, playful, purring girl. With proper care, she will have a long wonderful life and make the best companion.”
“Thank goodness for the Good Samaritan who stopped and saved adorable Bounce!! Hope she gets the best permanent home ever!”
“Us kitties with special needs are the best!”
“I have a rescue black cat with the same eye condition and he is the BEST – PLEASE don’t let that deter you from adoption.”
Today, Bounce is in foster care and will soon be ready to find a forever home. To help save adorable kittens like Bounce, you can donate to the SPCA of Wake County if you are able. Each year, they save many thousands of furry friends.