Rescued Cat Gets 5 Pounds of Matted Fur Sheared from His Body

Posted by Krissy Howard
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A rescued Persian kitty got five pounds of fur sheared from his body and the second chance he deserves. 

When 9-year-old Sinbad was found in the basement of an Illinois home earlier this year, one look revealed what appeared to be a lifetime of neglect, which the poor kitty wore as a shroud of matted fur.

His elderly owner agreed to surrender him to an area rescue, and with shears in hand, a dedicated team of rescuers took it from there.

Anti-Cruelty Society PR manager Colette Bradley said in an interview with The Dodo:

"It took two sittings. The first took several hours and the second sitting took about 2 hours. He got tired after a while, but throughout the whole process came up to the people in the room looking for pets."

Slowly but surely, Sinbad began to emerge.

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After their work was finally done, rescuers removed a total of five pounds of matted fur off of Sinbad's little body.

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Sinbad apparently took a little time to warm up to his new surroundings but quickly got used to the love, attention, toys, and food that would become a part of his day-to-day life from here on out. He even found a foster home that would end up being his forever home.


What do you think about Sinbad's road to recovery? Tell us in the comments!

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Rescued Cat Gets 5 Pounds of Matted Fur Sheared from His Body