A feline named Moet has garnered attention on TikTok after suffering from blindness due to neglect while living on the streets of Oman. Being a Persian cat of eight years, she had to undergo an operation to remove her eyeballs as a kitten since she didn’t have access to necessities like food, water and a secure place to rest. She was discovered in a filthy cage with only a litter box to lie on.
In 2015, a local charity rescued a cat that was later adopted by Emily Shotter from Nottingham. Emily had only gone to get food supplies for her other cat when she saw the rescued feline. The cat, named Moet, has since become famous worldwide due to videos of her being petted and leaving gifts for Emily. These videos have been viewed millions of times. Moet now lives in a happy and loving home.
Moet the cat became an overnight sensation after her owner shared videos of her on TikTok. What made her stand out was her unique high-pitched meow. In a recent clip, Moet was filmed roaming around the apartment at 3am and letting out soft cries. The owner, Emily, often gets disturbed by Moet in the middle of the night, so she decided to record her furry friend and added the soundtrack from the popular movie Titanic before posting it online.
The video garnered a whopping 17 million views and an impressive 2.9 million likes. People were absolutely smitten with the adorable content, with one user even commenting that it was the “cutest thing in the whole world.” Another viewer was moved to tears, exclaiming that the baby in the clip was beautiful and they would willingly give their own eyes to her.
One individual expressed their lack of emotional stability for the situation, while another viewer admitted to feeling emotional just from watching the video of the kitten. A different person empathized with the owner’s distress and offered to give their eyes to the kitten if it meant helping in any way possible. The heart-wrenching scene stirred up a lot of emotions and love towards the adorable animal.
Emily, the owner of Moet, a Persian cat, found internet fame through TikTok, with over 636,000 followers. Emily originally sought a companion for her other rescued cat and came across Moet. Although hesitant at first, Emily was eventually convinced to meet Moet and was surprised by how confident she was when walking around the vet’s room.
Initially, I had doubts about adopting a blind cat. I assumed they would have difficulty moving around and be reserved and lethargic. However, my assumption was completely off the mark! The moment I approached her, she greeted me with a loud purr, and when I petted her, she joyfully turned over for belly rubs. I was instantly smitten.
Now that Moet is a part of my family, along with three other rescue cats, I can confidently say that owning a blind cat is not much different from owning any other cat. In fact, I highly encourage others to give adoption a chance, even if they may have preconceived notions about disabled pets. Let’s open our hearts and homes to these furry friends in need!
An online store owned by an eight-year-old pet called Moet donates all its profits to Omani Paws. The organization is dedicated to rescuing animals since there is no animal welfare legislation in Oman and the government provides no funding or support. Despite being a sweet girl, Moet easily gets bored due to her inability to see. Her owner, Emily, ensures that she receives regular environmental enrichment and playtime. Although Moet wakes Emily up early, she often sleeps for several hours during the day but lets Emily know when she’s hungry or bored.
Moet, the cat, has a charming personality that includes a touch of sassiness. Surprisingly, taking care of them is hassle-free, and they make lovely and affectionate family members. Additionally, looking after a ‘differently abled’ pet like Moet teaches one about their unique abilities and selflessness.
Moet’s social media presence holds great significance for us. It serves the purpose of highlighting the exceptional nature of blind cats, hoping that more people would adopt them. Additionally, it draws attention to the difficult situation faced by animals in Oman and provides a platform for assisting other animals in need. Emily is collaborating with an animal rescue organization to aid in fundraising efforts. She spends her time volunteering at Omani Paws, an organization dedicated to rescuing animals.
It’s quite challenging to provide proper animal care in Oman as there is no animal welfare law or government funding. To help out, Moet’s online store gives away 100% of its profits to the group. Additionally, I try my best to donate items to sell and collect funds too.