Friday, November 25, 2016

Canada: Woman Conned into Buying Fake Hairless Cat // Kitten Was Shaved Hairless & Whiskers Plucked by Scam Artist

You may remember that my beloved cat died last month. Husband Mark and D'Angelo have been trying to get me in the mood to get another cat. Here's the thing. I'm not a big fan of cats. I loved Calliope Jane dearly, but I hated cleaning out her litter box and hated when she would wake me up every morning at the break of dawn. So I told Mark and D' that I would only get a cat if they found me a hairless sphynx cat that I could dress up in sweaters. Which they won't do because they're not fans of the breed. But it's a holding pattern for now.

Anyway, there's this horrible story coming out of Red Deer, Alberta, where a woman is reporting that she purchased an 8-week-old hairless sphynx kitten from a unscrupulous breeder. Turns out that it wasn't a sphynx kitten, but just an everyday kitten who was shaved hairless and who had all of his whiskers plucked out:
One week later, the cat had grown a coat of orange hair. "I thought he was crying for his mom, but he probably was in pain," said Dyck, who paid $700 for the kitten. "Regular sphynx kittens would want to be held and would want to be warm and touched, but he didn't want anything to do with us. He probably didn't want to be touched because his hair — it wasn't supposed to not be there."
The kitten has cuts all over his skin, presumably caused by razor burn. The kitten's tail ended up getting infected and eventually had to be infected.

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