Cats

Rescuers have no idea what kind of animal hiding underneath matted fur until they shave 2 lbs off

June 30th, 2020

Most people love their animals more than anything. But when faced with some kind of challenge, some are no longer able to take care of them. Others simply abandon their pets. And when this happens, the animals are often left to suffer and even die.

That’s why animal rescue organizations are always on the lookout for ways they can help animals who don’t have homes. That includes picking them up, caring for them, and then releasing them so they can go up for adoption. Although this occurs daily, one cat recently took a local humane society by surprise.

The Arizona Humane Society

The Arizona Humane Society deals with all kinds of animals regularly. But this time, something was different. Emergency animal medical technician Julie Bolchalk experienced something strange.

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Unknown animal

The animal Julie was calling about had horrible matted fur. It was so bad she couldn’t even tell what kind of creature it was. It wasn’t until later when they discovered the mysterious animal was a cat. They named her Fluffer.

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She was transferred to the hospital

You might not think that matted fur is an emergency but this cat’s condition was so bad, she needed to see a veterinarian right away. Luckily, other than the problem with her fur, she was as healthy as could be.

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An uncomfortable situation

Just imagine if you were a cat, walking around with all that extra fur on you. Once it becomes knotted, it makes the animal hot and pulls on the skin. This wasn’t just an aesthetic problem…Fluffer was suffering greatly.

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She didn’t mind the help

So, when the Arizona Humane Society decided to lend a helping hand, this kitty didn’t mind at all. She dealt with the grooming without complaint. The staff worried she might not enjoy the process but to her, getting all that fur off was a relief.

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A massive amount of fur

The crazy thing is just how much matted hair came off of this cat. At the time, she only weighed eight pounds. But after removing her fur, it weighed in at a full two pounds. Think about that for a second…that’s a quarter of her body weight.

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An entirely new animal

As you might expect, Fluffer looked completely different after her grooming. Not only did her appearance improve but she was also a lot more comfortable. Plus, she lost a lot of weight without having to put in any work.

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A happy ending

Do you want to know the best part of the story? Just two days after the fur was removal, Fluffer got a happy surprise. Somebody wanted to adopt her. Now, she has a new home where she’s loved and cared for properly.

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The importance of regular grooming

No matter what kind of animal you have, regular grooming is essential. It’s even more important when you have a long-haired cat. Regular brushing helps prevent matting, which your furry friend will thank you for. Fluffer knows first-hand how important this is.

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Heroes at the Humane Society

The staff at the Arizona Humane Society saved this adorable cat’s life. This isn’t something they did just for this one cat. They do this kind of work every day. We should be thankful for all the work they do for innocent animals.

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