Severely Matted Cat Loses 2 Pounds Of Fur, Gets Adopted Soon After

The Arizona Humane Society team rescued 4-year-old Fluffer the cat

She was severely matted and they couldn’t tell what animal it as at first

The AHS team removed 2 pounds of matted fur from Fluffer


The cat didn’t mind one bit even though it was painful!

Bretta told that the AHS’ Emergency Animal Medical Technicians received a call for help after Fluffer’s owner passed away. According to Bretta, it took around an hour to remove Fluffer’s matted fur.

“She is an absolute sweetheart, so much so that she required no sedation during her procedure which is extremely unusual when caring for cats who are likely in pain,” Bretta said. She added that she’s reached out to Fluffer’s new owners and is waiting to hear back from them. However, one thing that she can tell us is that Fluffer’s now living in Glendale.

She’s a very patient cat

Here’s what the transformation process looked like

The grooming took about an hour

Fluffer looks like she’s back to her good old self

“As a nonprofit organization that cares for the Valley’s sick, injured and abused homeless pets, our community, adopters, and donors are critical to the work that we do and we couldn’t be more grateful for their support. For people interested in making a gift, they can do so here,” Bretta said.

Meanwhile, Julie Bolchalk who responded to the emergency call last week said that she hasn’t seen matting this bad. “I have seen some rather horrific cases in my time rescuing animals, but had never seen matting this bad—they were larger than her entire body. Yet, she was very sweet and got groomed without having to be sedated which is a miracle.”

She must be glad that folks from the AHS helped her out

The matted fur weighed a quarter of the cat’s weight!

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