“I have seen some rather horrific cases in my time rescuing animals, but had never seen matting this bad," said the Arizona Humane Society's Julie Bolchalk

By Maria Pasquini
May 29, 2020 02:54 PM
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Fluffer the cat
| Credit: Arizona Humane Society

Fluffer the cat has a brand new look — and a new home!

The Arizona Humane Society was first contacted about the feline in need last Friday, but due to how severely matted her fur was, at first they had difficulty figuring out that the animal they were there to help was a cat.

"I have seen some rather horrific cases in my time rescuing animals, but had never seen matting this bad – they were larger than her entire body,"  said Arizona Humane Society emergency animal medical technician Julie Bolchalk, who responded to the call.

Fluffer and her matted fur
| Credit: Arizona Humane Society
Fluffer and her matted fur
| Credit: Arizona Humane Society

From there, Fluffer was sent over to the Arizona Humane Society’s Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital, where she underwent a major makeover!

Fortunately, despite the severity of her situation, the cat didn't have to be put under before the grooming. "She was very sweet and got groomed without having to be sedated which is a miracle," said Bolchalk.

All in all, the shelter was able to shave off 2 lbs. of fur from Fluffer's 8-lb. body, revealing the absolutely adorable feline underneath.

Fluffer being groomed
| Credit: Arizona Humane Society
Fluffer after being groomed
| Credit: Arizona Humane Society

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And the good news keeps on coming for Fluffer!

Just two days after undergoing her transformation, the cat, who was in good health despite the severity of her matted fur, was adopted.