A kitten with badly diseased eyes was found and rescued by a hero vet is now reportedly a playful "purring machine".

Bruno the kitten was feral with no eye-sight and was facing certain death in the wild when he was found alongside his mother and five siblings.

The poor little fur ball was located in Hawkser, near Whitby, and brought to a local wildlife sanctuary in the hopes of nursing him back to health.

Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary specialises in helping injured foxes, badgers, owls and other wild animals before releasing them back into the wild.

Bruno was in immense pain from ulcers in both of his eyes and had to be kept in intensive care, while undergoing surgery to remove one eye and attempt to save the other, Examiner Live reports.

He was given a plasma transfusion from a dog called Bruno – hence his new adopted name – bad sadly his remaining eye could not be saved.

Now blind but no longer in pain and otherwise healthy, having to put Bruno to sleep was out of the question.

But Bruno's care needs are not for the average cat lover – as he can't live with other pets, nor can he venture outside.

In a beautiful turn of events, one of the veterinary surgeons who operated on Bruno stepped in and adopted him.

There is a huge feral cat population in North Yorkshire who have mostly descended from abandoned and escaped pets.

In its 12 years of service, the Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary has had over 600 feral and stray cats through its doors.

Bruno was reportedly their first one without eyes.

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Manager Alexandra Smith said: "This is the first one. We've had elderly cats with no vision and cats with one eye."

But she added: "A blind mammal can cope very well because they tend to adapt and adjust and use their other senses."

And Bruno is reportedly managing very well in his new, safe home.

Alexandra said: "He's adapting beautifully and as far as we can see he's adapted very well to his new disability.

"He's using his other senses very well, especially his hearing."

She added: "He's playful, affectionate and a little purring machine."

The two weeks of intensive care and surgery for Bruno doesn't come cheap and Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary is appealing for donations to pay Bruno and his family's vet bills.

If you can help please donate on the charity's website.

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