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PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Picked up as a stray on the streets of Muscat, Oman - it's amazing "Peri" the cat was even able to survive. He had a severe eye infection and, as a result, had to have his eyes removed.

The woman who found the disabled kitty knew that in order to receive proper care, he needed to be shipped to the United States. It was a costly trip paid for through donations made via a Facebook campaign.

A Palm Beach County resident and animal lover who first heard about Peri on the Internet, took the 9-month-old feline in upon his arrival from Oman. Unfortunately, the relationship between this foster mom and the blind kitty did not last longer than a few days because of the woman's two other cats.

That's when Peri ended up at Island Animal Hospital on Palm Beach. The staff at Island Animal Hospital had also heard about this very famous feline through YouTube videos and Facebook postings.

Brad Ochstein, with Island Animal Hospital, first read about Peri on Facebook, little did he know, he would get the chance to meet this very connected cat. "Before I could look any further, that cat was being checked into my hospital. So, it was really kind of a coincidence how Peri ended up here," said Ochstein.

The challenge now is finding someone completely devoted to caring for this cat. "Being a cat coming from a foreign country, the travel that he has been through, the blindness, he has been to a couple of different homes now," said Ochstein.

Social media is getting credit with giving this well -traveled cat another chance at life. "If you read the Facebook comments, there's people all over the world that are watching this," said Ochstein.

Staff want anyone considering adopting Peri to know that he is 100% blind and believe a home with no other animals would be the best fit.

For more information, contact Island Animal Hospital, 561 - 833 - 8552. Or, click here for a link to the social media sites about Peri the blind cat.

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