When it comes to love, they say, “When you know, you know.” That’s exactly what happened for Rachel Krall when she first encountered Belarus.
Even though Rachel was never a “cat person,” she just had to meet the adorable crossed-eyed feline when she saw him at San Francisco Animal Care & Control. While she instantly knew he’d be coming home with her, she never could have predicted that the rest of the world would come to love him almost as much as she does!
Belarus has a condition called strabismus, which has permanently crossed his eyes. Rachel wondered if people would dislike him for his unique appearance, but once she started posting pictures of him on Instagram, she quickly realized the opposite was true.
The sweet pet became an Internet sensation with hundreds of thousands of followers. Then he caught the attention of Bonfire, an online company that makes custom shirts.
They approached Rachel to see if they could feature Belarus on some of their merchandise. Rachel agreed after deciding to donate 50 percent of all profits to various animal shelters.
By the time the cash started rolling in, Rachel had a change of heart and decided to donate everything to shelters. Not long after, San Francisco Animal Care & Control received $4,000, while two other organizations got $1,000 each — and it was all thanks to one wonderful cat!
Now that Rachel has seen how much good her pal can do, she’s dedicating their time to helping more animals find their forever homes. Keep up the great work, you two!
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