Cat's Fur Is Matted So Bad It Looks Like An Octopus

This poor cat desperately needed some help

Cats are pretty independent creatures and are really good at looking after themselves. We’ve all seen cats licking their fur and making sure they look great. Unfortunately, this poor cat was unable to keep its fur looking sleek and feeling smooth. In fact, the situation became so bad that its fur started to resemble the tentacles of an octopus!

 

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Facebook / Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center

The story was shared on the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center Facebook page.

A cat had been living with an elderly owner, who just wasn’t able to look after her properly. The neglected pet was brought into the shelter in a terrible state.

Just look at her fur:

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Facebook / Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center

This is one of the worst cases of fur matting we’ve ever seen. In fact, it barely even seems possible! The cat’s fur has become so dry and tangled that it has formed these tentacle-like shapes all over her body.

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Facebook / Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center

Luckily, even in such a bad situation, the team was able to help the cat by shaving off all that matted fur.

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Facebook / Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center

After they finished, the cat was 2 pounds lighter and 100 times happier!

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Facebook / Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center

Many people were shocked to see the images. While some comments expressed disgust and anger towards the owner, others understood that it can be hard for elderly people to look after their pets properly.

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Facebook / Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center

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