‘Ugly’ Neglected Cat In The Basement Becomes The Most Handsome Boy After Being Rescued

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Sinbad the cat has been neglected by his owner for such a long time that he developed a coat of matted fur. Now, the handsome Persian kitty can finally be himself again after being rescued by some kind hearted folks.

Meet Sinbad the cat in the dark basement!

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The 9-year-old cat was discovered in the basement of a home in Chicago. He was in a terrible shape and could have died down there if help did not arrive on time. According to the rescuers, his owner is an elderly man who could no longer properly care of Sinbad, leaving the poor kitty alone in a dark basement.

The Anti-Cruelty Society in Illinois rescued Sinbad from his owner after convincing him to surrender the cat. The staff at the animal rescue center quickly started to shave off the matted fur of the cat.

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It was not as easy as it looked but it was all worth it seeing the cat free from the thick and dirty carpet of fur.

The Anti-Cruelty Society public relations manager Colette Bradley told The Dodo that it took some time for them to completely remove everything.

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“It took two sittings. The first took several hours and the second sitting took about 2 hours.”

Sinbad also received lots of TLC from the staff and it was probably the first tender loving care he has gotten in such a long time.

“He got tired after a while, but throughout the whole process came up to the people in the room looking for pets.”

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“He was a bit unsteady on his feet at first,” said Bradley. “He had very limited mobility prior to the hair being removed, so he had to relearn to walk on his back legs. He was very sensitive to touch but still sought out attention from people.”

Sinbad definitely looks different from the time when he was found in that dark basement.

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The best part about Sinbad’s story is not only was he rescued; he quickly found a foster parent named Elliott Serrano who is willing to give the cat unconditional love until he gets adopted.

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However, Sinbad captured Serrano’s heart and the kind hearted man decided to adopt the handsome kitty.

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“He’s doing very well!” Serrano told The Dodo. “His personality really has blossomed! At first he was very quiet and reserved. Now he runs around the house, chases his toys, and asks for affection more readily.”

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Sinbad will never again suffer as he has found his furever home and a loving family!

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H/T: The Dodo