Sad-Faced Shelter Cat Looking For A Family Who Will Love Him Exactly As He Is

“We are confident that he will find a match elsewhere,”

After losing his owner, Ben Franklin moved to the Animal Welfare Society in New Milford, Connecticut, in June 2021. He was undoubtedly a touch uneasy, but his distinctive eyes and expression made everyone fall in love with him right away.


Ben has crossed eyes and a permanently depressed expression, yet neither appear to bother him. The only tangible result is that he becomes utterly endearing to everyone who sees him.

He had crossed eyes, which we immediately noticed and thought were adorable, Crystal, an employee of the Animal Welfare Society, told The Dodo. When Ben visited our veterinarian, his eyes were not a cause for concern.


People might believe that Ben’s eyes would prevent him from being adopted, yet the contrary is actually true. When prospective adopters first see his adorable face, they are very drawn to him. He’s been waiting for almost a year for someone to finally take a chance on him, but he’s not as cuddly or outgoing as people want him to be straight away.


Ben would like a calm home with a patient and understanding partner, Crystal said. “He would prefer a home without dogs or young children, but he would be fine with another laid-back cat who will respect his space and not want to play. We are certain that Benjamin will find a home despite his exceptional needs.


Ben also needs his new family to adhere to a special medication diet for him. He may appear a little distant right now, but his shelter pals believe that’s just how hard he’s found shelter life to be. Hopefully he’ll be able to unwind and come out of his shell after he’s moved into his new house.

Ben Franklin may have a dejected appearance, but he genuinely does want to find a family he can love forever, and his shelter pals won’t give up until they find him the right match.