Rescued Blind Kitten Becomes Famous

By Taylor Mundy

Just a few weeks old, this stray kitten was struggling to survive on her own. Thankfully, she was scooped up and brought to safety at the SPCA. Here at the shelter, she was given her very own name… Pringles.

But little did anyone know that name would become famous very, very soon.

Pringles was blind, covered in flea dirt, and was so young her baby teeth were still coming in. Her eyes were causing her pain so Pringles received medical surgery before things got worse. Pringles quickly bounced back and recovered.

The Nova Scotia SPCA has an amazing partnership with Jack 92.9.  Sponsored by Bedford Neighbourhood Pub, they highlight an adorable adoptable animal every week for Wet Nose Wednesday.

Pringles was featured and her video went viral!

To date, there are more than 6.1 million views, 91,000 shares and 24,000 comments. You can check out the original video here!

Hundreds of adoption applications came flooding in from loving families. Pringles went from being homeless and alone to truly having her pick of the litter. Who would she pick?!

“She decided for us,” Pringles’ fur-mama shared. “She curled up in my partner’s neck and stayed there. We knew right then she would be coming home. We filled out the application and came back the next day to pick her up – which was my birthday!”

It didn’t take long for Pringles to settle in with her new life and family. She is constantly keeping them entertained with her wild antics. “Everything about her is memorable” laughed her fur-mama. “She LOVES climbing curtains and guaranteed whenever I work out she’ll plonk herself right down on my mat.”

So… has the fame gone to Pringles’ head?

“She is very vocal,” giggled her fur-mama. “We have her leash-trained and she demands outdoor time. She loves getting head scratches but only as much as she will allow. She also knows her supper time… god forbid you’re late or take too long and she will make her disappointment known.” I think all cat owners can 100% relate to that!

Even with the fame, Pringles doesn’t have a diva-like personality. She is affectionate, sweet, and seems to have a knack for knowing when her family needs some extra loving. Her fur-mama explained “During the pandemic, two of our bunnies passed away at 13 years old. Pringles knew somehow and stayed by their cages for days after. She’ll curl up in my partner’s arms and sometimes on the bed. It is always a good feeling.”

We think you’ll agree that although Pringles is missing both her eyes, she gives and deserves 2x the amount of love.



Taylor Mundy

Taylor is the Communications & Development Officer with the Nova Scotia SPCA and proud adoptive fur-mama to Bonnie and Clyde. She is passionate about raising awareness and funds for local animals in need.