In late August, two tiny kittens fighting for their lives were found stuck in a drainage pipe in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The kittens were rescued and rushed to safety - but rescuers soon realized they had a much more serious problem on their hands.
When found, the kittens, now named Anna and Elsa, were terrified and filthy, and rescuers assumed getting them cleaned up, fed and loved would do the trick. However, the kittens suffer from a rare congenital condition called agenesis, according to a press release from MSPCA-Angell. The kittens were born without eyelids, and would need a major intervention in order to lead a normal life.