Have you ever seen the television show, Hoarders? Most of us are fascinated, if not appalled by all of the “stuff” that these people hold onto. Their home is so full that sometimes, a path needs to be made to get from one area to another. There are often some silent victims of this issue as well; the family pet.
This five-year-old cat, GoBo Fraggle, was rescued from a hoarders house along with some other animals who were being neglected. He was in bad shape, to say the least. His fur had become matted and his nails were so long they had curled around and were growing into his pads. Fortunately, he was rescued and got a new chance at life.
There were 24 cats that lived inside of the hoarder’s house and 15 of them were taken in by an Arlington, Washington rescue group, Purrfect Pals. Gobo was included in the number. They realized that he needed serious attention right away.
None of the cats had been spayed or neutered prior to the time that they went with this rescue group. They were frightened, matted and covered in sores. Many of them were also dealing with respiratory infections and other health issues.
The rehabilitation of these cats was not something to jump into immediately. They had to take things slow because of their condition. Gobo needed a lot of work and he was shy when he first came to the shelter. It didn’t take him long to figure out that they were there to help him get better.
It took two hours for the team to remove a pound of fur. He is now ready to experience a lot of love with his newfound freedom. He may look grumpy but he has a heart as big as the great outdoors.
Purrfect Pals feels that it is the most amazing makeover they have ever completed.
These rescued cats still have a long way to go but they will eventually be adopted out to forever homes. At this time, they are being pampered by the staff.
H/T: Animal Rescue Site
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