Everyone can have a bad hair day, unfortunately for a cat named Heidi, bad hair days last for years. Aʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ cat with a serious coat that looks like a ‘lock’ has been rescued in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was found with a very serious case.
The hairs are about 6 to 8 inches long, with a combination of poop and tangled hair. So much so that she could barely move or walk around.
The man who found Hidey tells everyone that her relative has Alzheimer’s and doesn’t know anyone else, which is why Hidey has suffered from ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ for many years. He believes that Hidey’s coat became so curly because she was obese, meaning she couldn’t groom her properly.
After finding Hidey hiding in the basement, she was taken to the Animal and Wildlife Sanctuary, a branch of the West PA Humane Society, where veterinarians spent hours eliminating Hidey’s worries and fears and after hours, Hidey’s shaggy coat was thoroughly cleaned to remove behind the thick undercoat a beautiful cat appeared and gave it another new life.
Now that Hidey no longer has thick and curly hair, she feels so much better.
The Animal Rescue Federation said Hidey “will be cared for by a distant relative of her former owner”, ultimately offering her the chance to have “a happy and healthy life.“
Hidey now lives with a relative of the former owner, who told the animal welfare association that “she originally hid under the bed in the new house, but now she’s curled up in the car, the bed warm on the empty floor. She also started moaning when being held.“
Now, Hidey’s life also has a chance to be happy and comfortable again. “Remember to not only test the elderly in your community, but also check their animals to prevent cases like this from happening in the future,” the shelter stressed.