Madison
63° F
Light Rain
Light Rain
Advertisement

One-eyed kitten becomes Internet star

Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:21:53 AM CST   Updated On: Sep 24 2013 09:04:07 AM CDT
Sir Stuffington

Multnomah County Animal Shelter/KPTV

Troutdale (KPTV) -

He may not be pillaging and plundering his way across the seven seas, but Sir Stuffington the kitten has become the Internet's most popular pirate.

The one-eyed kitten was found with traumatic facial injuries and several diseases earlier this month near a Troutdale, Ore., home. The woman who discovered Sir Stuffington and his brothers took them in. Vets had to remove one of the kitten's eyes in order to help him recover.

Blazer Schaffer, who lives in the Portland area, then took Sir Stuffington in as a foster kitten for the Multnomah County Animal Shelter.

One day, Schaffer said her roommate dressed up the kitten in a hat and an eye patch to make him look like a pirate. A photo posted online of the buccaneer kitten went viral.

The roommates have since made prints and posted them for sale. The proceeds go toward the animal shelter to pay to treat all animals.

Schaffer said the response has been overwhelming.

"I think people just see him and see that he's been through so much in his short little life and he's still positive and happy and wants to live," she said.

"And he's insanely cute to look at. He looks like a little pirate," she said. He has a permanent snarl from a fractured jaw, Schaffer said.

In a few months, Sir Stuffington will have half of his teeth removed because they will eventually hurt his lip.

Once he has recovered, he will be put up for adoption.

Sir Stuffington also has his own Facebook fan page.

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: Spring in Wisconsin!

    Spring has finally arrived in Wisconsin, and you've got the photos to prove it! Take a look at these pretty wildlife snaps shared by #News3 viewers. Share your spring pics via tips@channel3000.com.

  • 7 pains - chest pain

    Getty Images

    7 pains men should never ignore

    Men's Health has a list of seven pains that may signify something serious for men.

  • Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

    Al Hayat Media/CNN

    Who is ISIS?

    ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The capture of Syria's ancient city, about 150 miles northeast of Damascus, threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having "stood at the crossroads of several civilizations," Learn more about the group.

Advertisement