Well they healed up well and were named Killian and Conner. The local news outlet did a bit on them, it's really cute. Sadly I can't embed it here, but you can view it over on their website
From their website: Seeing Eye Cat Helps Blind Brother
eye dogs are a big help to people who have lost their eye sight. Now one kitty
in West Kennebunk is helping his brother get around after losing both of his
eyes because of an infection.
Killian and Connor play just like normal
Megan Arsenault, Animal Care Technician, "It's amazing how well
It's surprising because even though four month old Killian
pushes Connor out of the way to eat, Killian is blind.
Dr. Stephen Askin,
a veterinarian at the Spay/Neuter Clinic at the Animal Welfare Society in West
Kennebunk, says, "Over my career I've seen four or five where I've had to take
Dr. Askin removed Killian's eyes at the end of May shortly
after he and his littermates were surrendered by owners who couldn't care for
Dr. Askin says, "Up close he wasn't responding to any of the exam
so I think he was pretty close to being totally bind anyway."
thinks Killian had a herpes virus that attacked the eyes. But he's bounced back
and it may be partly because of his seeing eye cat, his brother,
Arsenault says, "I think he does just fine on his own but does
super well with his litter mates helping him out."
As they hang out
together, you can tell while Connor is watching with his eyes, Killian is
reaching out with his other senses trying to figure out what's going on around
Arsenault says, "I think he uses his whiskers and his sense of
hearing and his other senses...unless you look closely you really wouldn't know
he is missing two eyes and gets around just fine and is a normal, healthy
And his brother treats him like one having no problem stealing his
Killian and Connor have found a wonderful home together. A
volunteer at the animal society adopted them both so they will be able to grow
up together. All their littermates have now been adopted but there are still
many cats at the Animal Welfare Society looking for a great family to take them
home.Seeing Eye Cat Helps Blind Brother