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Fur so thick and matted even the vets don't know the species of their patient

Vet removes mounds of fur from grey cat cat-wow
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Rescuers in Arizona were called to a nondescript ball of fur found wandering aimlessly beneath the scorching sun. When the fur was cut away, the beauty brightly shone.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 06/06/2020, 18:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:27

Last month, Emergency Animal Medical Technicians from Arizona Humane Society received a call from a concerned citizen about a moving mound of fur.

Technician Julie quickly attended the scene and took the fur ball to the Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital. Vets at the hospital quickly determined that whatever was hiding beneath the thick mats of fur was fighting for survival.

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Work begins

Over the course of the next few hours, hospital workers took from the animal over a kilogramme of fur.

From beneath the infested, tangled mess of hair, a white and grey cat was revealed; stunning in its appearance and in reasonably good health. Workers nicknamed the cat Fuller.

Vets calculated four year old Fluffer to have carried a third of his body weight in fur. Given the heat of the Arizona sun, it is a miracle he survived.

Fluffer was soon put up for adoption and has already found his forever home.

No-one is sure how he got into such a mess but the finger of suspicion points to either a neglectful owner, or Fluffy’s abandonment.