This cat has been hanging around my yard and it's become increasingly clear that she's either abandoned or severely neglected. I've been feeding her twice a day and she seems to be doing a lot better, and once I can get her to trust me enough I'm going to take her to a vet. The other day I noticed that her eyes have these brown streaks through the iris, which doesn't seem normal. I've googled cat eye diseases and the closest thing I can find is iris melanoma
, but that seems to be more of a single spot in one eye, and her discoloration seems to be spread evenly through both eyes.
I realize that the only way I'll know for sure is to take her to a vet. I haven't called animal control or the SPCA because I suspect she's an older cat (she seems frail and well, old, but I guess that could also be due to neglect) and she is not very friendly, and I'm afraid she would be euthanized. She seems to get along well enough with my cat (a two-year-old male), has grown to trust me and my boyfriend, and is happy hanging out in my yard, so I think the best thing for her would be to stay with us, but I honestly don't have the money for expensive tests and treatments.