The staff at Douglas County Animal Care and Services are accustomed of receiving calls about dumped animals. Recently, however, they got a heartbreaking call. Liz Begovich, a supervisor at the organization, found a pet carrier one morning in front of the shelter with a poor cat inside, writes pintiks
The cat’s fur was such a mess they couldn’t see what animal was inside at first! The situation was bad – the cat couldn’t move because of the fur and was quite overweight because of it.
Liz took the cat to a vet right away, who immediately shaved a whopping 4.5 pounds of fur off him! The staff named the cat Bob Marley and once his hair was off, it started moving around freely.
After years of neglect, the cat has a loving home and is recovering well. He was adopted in only a few days and is quite handsome as you can see. Authorities are now looking for information on Bob’s previous owner and fortunately, the guy who dumped him was caught on a CCTV camera. “We’d really like to know what happened. We’d like to know if the man has other pets like Bob, who are suffering as well,” Liz says.
The truth should emerge soon. At the moment, Bob is doing great – here’s a gallery of his heartbreaking story.
An unidentified man was caught on CCTV leaving an animal carrier in front of an animal shelter recently
The shelter staff’s first guess was that it must be a dog, given that dogs are generally less fastidious about their grooming than cats
“We couldn’t turn him around because of the way he was shoved in the carrier”
“So we took the top off and thought, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s a cat!’ I’ve never seen a cat in that sort of condition”
The cat was a prisoner of its own fur, barely able to move under the tangled, matted layers.
“They shaved about 4.5 pounds of hair off of him. It filled a full-size kitchen trash bag”
It turned out the formerly dreadlocked cat, who the shelter cheekily named Bob Marley, was also severely overweight
Read these characteristics which almost all cat lovers have in common:
INTROVERTED AND SENSITIVE
It’s the nature of cats that they are not friends with everybody, and the same trait can be seen in their owners too. Usually, they live alone and are happy with their independent lifestyle. They are introverts but are comfortable hanging around with other people. However, they would need some me-time to relax and recharge.
CAT LOVERS LEAN TO LEFT
It has been observed that people with liberal political leanings prefer cats over dogs. You might be a liberal dog lover or a conservative cat owner; if you’re a liberal, you love cats and vice versa.
CAT OWNERS ARE OPEN-MINDED
Five traits – conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness are often seen in most cat lovers. As compared to dog owners, people who have cats as pets are more open and therefore, have greater artistic creativity.
Just like their pets, cat lovers seek attention from people around them. They like to be the centre of all conversations. At times, cat owners rely on their pets for emotional support.
THEY RESPECT CATS MORE THAN ANYONE
Cat people respect cats more than humans, in general. The saddest sight for a cat lover is to see the animal on the streets without a home. Cat lovers are often seen making a special effort to rescue or rehabilitate homeless cats.