Gracie, like many of our rescued cats, didn't have the best start to life. She was born at Exotic Animal Paradise, a roadside zoo in Springfield, Missouri. At a very young age Gracie developed a condition called Entropion, where the eyelids fold inward and constantly rub against the cornea causing irritation and if left untreated scarring. Unfortunately Gracie did not receive the medical care required in time and scar tissue developed. Her condition was eventually treated, but it was too late. As a result of the scarring Gracie is 90-95% blind in both eyes. Although she no longer experiences any discomfort, she will never regain her sight.
Thankfully for Gracie in August of 2006 Exotic Animal Paradise's owner decided to close the facility and Gracie found her forever home. We were able to rescue Gracie, along with her sister Thor, their mother (Raja) and their father (Mohan). When Gracie arrived she was underweight but otherwise mostly healthy. While it took her a little while to feel completely at home, with the help of her sister she settled in pretty quickly.
Gracie is now doing great in her forever home! Some of her favorite things to do are sleep, play with her enrichment (especially pumpkins), clean herself, clean her sister, avoid mud at all costs and relax in her hammocks. She can be one of our most vocal cats, especially when food is involved. Whenever food is around or she is hungry she likes to "talk" and let us know she's ready to eat! Despite her rough start in life, now this strong, beautiful cat can relax in peace thanks the supporters like YOU!
YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT GRACIE
If you would like to help support Gracie please consider joining our Adopt-A-Cat program. You will receive a photo, stuffed animal, membership sticker and so much more. You also will get monthly email updates on what Gracie has been doing so you don't miss a thing! Your subscription will go towards ensuring we can continue to provide Gracie with the very best care possible.