Fuchsia stood out when she came to the Humane Society of North Texas last week, having been dyed bright purple. Her caregivers at the Fort Worth shelter are giving her baths to try to wash out the dye, but for now her fur retains its purple hue.
The Humane Society of North Texas wrote at Facebook on March 27: “This sweet kitty, who our staff affectionately named Fuchsia, is not very pleased with her Easter-themed fur. We don’t blame her. We don’t know why someone decided to color Fuchsia’s fur, but we hope her unique (and temporary) style will help her win the heart of a new owner. Come meet her today at HSNT’s East Lancaster Shelter.”
They followed up on a comment expressing concern over possible toxicity, saying: “One of our veterinarians has already examined her and is developing a bathing protocol for her.”
“She was a little frustrated when she came into the shelter, but I don’t think anyone blamed her for that,” HSNT’s Whitney Hanson is quoted saying by Channel 5 news.
“We don’t know what was used to dye her, who dyed her fur, but she’s obviously standing out a lot at the shelter,” said Hanson.
“She’s really come out of her shell,” said Hanson. “She was a little bit shy, but she’s very sweet and she’s quickly become a staff favorite. Any family is going to be lucky to have her.”
The Humane Society’s examining veterinarian says Fuchsia is in good health despite the dye job.
The Humane Societis looking for a good home for the 2 year old cat.
NBCDFW Channel 5 News reported on the story: