A wrestler recently rescued a strange-eyed cat from Madhya Pradesh and is now inundated with offers from people who wish to buy the animal, which is very similar to the Khao Manee cat, also known as the Diamond Eye cat – a rare breed originating in Thailand.
However, the rescuer is in no mood to part with the cat, which it calls its “lucky charm”.
Wrestler Anubhav Singh spotted a pack of dogs on his way from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh to his aunt’s house in Sarani in Betul, chasing the cat that had taken refuge in a tree in a wooded area. He managed to scare the dogs away and bring the cat home.
The cat, which has one blue and one gold eye, was injured in the attack by dogs and was nursed back to health by Mr Singh.
It was called ‘Hazel’ and is suddenly in high demand now that many people are offering high prices for it.
Khao Manee cats from Thailand are pure white with a short, smooth, close-fitting coat. They can have blue eyes, gold eyes, or weird eyes, each with a color, and are very rare to find.
“A lot of people ask me (about the cat). I’ve seen the cost of such cats range from $ 7,000 to $ 11,000. It’s very rare and happy, and a lot of people come to me (offer to buy them.)” ) “he said said.
“I will not give it to anyone as I firmly believe that it is the good luck charm that God gave me … it is now part of our family,” he added.
Mr Singh is a budding wrestler who won the bronze medal in the 55kg Greco-Roman class of the Uttar Pradesh State Wrestling Championship in 2017.