If you own a cat, then you know they are pretty great about grooming themselves.
In fact, it feels like sometimes our animals groom themselves a little too much, as they’re constantly licking and cleaning their fur.
When it comes to animal neglect, we don’t often see cases of a cat’s grooming being neglected. Usually, that is saved for dogs, like Lazarus, who was found with an extra 35 pounds of fur on his body.
However, a cat wound up with the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center in Pennsylvania in a very neglected state. The group shared this post on their Facebook page, serving as a reminder to not just check on elderly people but their pets as well.
The cat, named Hidey – because she often hid, was covered in matted fur that was so long it had formed dreadlocks slightly resembling the tentacles of an octopus. The organization had to shave off all the fur in order to treat this feline!
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