Lonely Cat Who Couldn’t Even Walk Under All That Matted Fur Now Looks Absolutely Regal

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One night in Hampton Bays, New York, a woman was driving in her car when she  spotted a strange animal in the middle of the road. She pulled over and got out to help, only then realising it was a cat that didn't look anything mike a cat.

 

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Scarlett, as she was named later, had such big clumps of fur hanging off her body that they looked like little baby kittens clinging to her, reports The Dodo. In desperate need of a medical examination, the cat was taken to Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SAFS).

 

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The medical team was in shock over her condition. Linda Goldsmith, head of the Advo-Cat program at SASF, told The Dodo:

 

She had pounds of added hair. It was the worst matted cat I have ever seen in my seven years with the shelter. She was unable to walk or hardly move.

 

Clearly, the 15-year-old cat hadn't been cared for in a very long time. She was dehydrated, starved and infested with fleas and ticks. No-one could tell how long she'd been surviving alone for.

 

After a grooming session, a beautiful, soft kitty appeared underneath all that matted fur!

 

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Kate McEntee, director of public relations and marketing at SASF, said that they are extremely grateful for the "good samaritan" who brought the cat to safety. She is apparently healing very well and will soon be ready to be put up for adoption.

 

Scarlett will be looking for a quiet, peaceful home full of love where she can spend the rest of her years being showered with attention and snoozing on soft pillows.

 

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Here you can find Scarlett's adoption details if you'd like to give this kitty a forever home.

 

H/t: The Dodo

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