Rescued Cat with Badly-Matted Fur Gets a New Look and a New Home

In a narrative that serves as each a reminder to maintain an eye fixed out
for the aged and their pets: a
badly-matted cat was present in its Pennsylvania
residence in mid-December after her proprietor was to
be positioned in a nursing residence. 


The 14-year-old cat—who now goes by the identify Hidey—was introduced
in by a relative to the Animal Rescue League (ARL) in
Pittsburgh, the place she was coated in extra fur and


Based on the ARL
web page, “She suffered from extreme
matting—dreadlocks, actually— the likes of which had been
uncared for for years.” Caitlin Lasky of the Western PA Humane
Society tells petMD. Moreover, Lasky mentioned that “Hidey
is obese and might want to shed pounds to be in higher
well being. She additionally has extreme dry pores and skin.” 


The ARL medical crew shaved off almost two kilos off Hidey’s
extra fur, which can assist her start to heal. In relation to
matted fur on cats, Lasky mentioned it will probably trigger excessive
discomfort. “M
ats can develop round limbs inflicting
them to atrophy [and] 
moisture held inside
the mats can usually create bacterial pores and skin infections, [and the
matted fur] 
may cause pores and skin sores, lesions,”
she says.


Since her ordeal, Hidey has since been positioned in a brand new, caring
and in a position family, the place the freshly-shorn feline is


The Western PA Humane Society experiences by way of their
Fb web page, that “Hidey’s new homeowners have informed us she was
initially hiding below the mattress in her new residence, however now’s
snuggled on a heat cat mattress on an open flooring. She additionally begins
purring whereas being held.” 


Whereas Hidey’s story might have been a tragic one, Dan Rossi,
CEO of the Animal Rescue League Shelter and the Western PA
Humane Society, hopes it serves as a reminder.


“The companionship of a pet can convey many constructive advantages to
the aged, nevertheless, proudly owning a pet is a big duty.
If a member of the family, good friend or neighbor owns a pet, please assist
them to ensure there’s a help system in place if/when
psychological colleges start diminishing,” Rossi mentioned in a
assertion. “Open door shelters similar to Animal Rescue
League Shelter and the Western PA Humane Society don’t flip
any animal away if there aren’t any different choices for the pet.”


Donations might be made to Animal Rescue
Western PA Humane Society to assist animals like
Hidey get the second possibilities they deserve. 


Pictures by way of Animal Rescue League/ Western PA
Humane Society 

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