After a post from a San Francisco rescue centre went viral in June 2018, animal lover Rachel Krall decided to take him in. Picture: @my_boy_belarus/Instagram
After a post from a San Francisco rescue centre went viral in June 2018, animal lover Rachel Krall decided to take him in. Picture: @my_boy_belarus/Instagram

Meet Belarus, the cross-eyed cat that's become an internet sensation

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Time of article published Feb 10, 2020

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London - A cross-eyed rescue cat called Belarus has become an internet sensation and earned thousands for charities by selling T-shirts emblazoned with his face – thanks to his adorable "googly eyes".

A condition called strabismus means the pupils in his bright yellow eyes face in separate directions, leaving a permanently confused expression.

After a post from a San Francisco rescue centre went viral in June 2018, animal lover Rachel Krall decided to take him in.

She said: "When I first saw him, I just thought he was the most hilariously adorable cat ever. His favourite hobbies include juggling, waiting for his food machine and looking in two directions at once."

Despite the condition, Belarus has very few apparent issues with his vision and the pedigree Nebalung cat now has his own Instagram with 254 000 followers.

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His fame has led to a range of clothing featuring his goofy grin being sold on website Bonfire, with the profits, runing into thousands of pounds, donated to local charities.

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