“He couldn’t even see or open his eyes bc the mites were so bad,” Morales, founder of Animal Friends Project, told The Dodo. “It must have been so scary for him out there not being able to see. He was all alone and so skinny because he couldn’t find food.”
Morales, who has fostered dozens of sick rescue cats over the years, created a quarantine ward for the cat in her bathroom, where she started feeding him regular meals and treating him with an arsenal of antibiotics. Cotton was so itchy and uncomfortable — but after a few days of treatment, he finally started to feel some relief.