When Sinbad’s rescuers were alerted to his plight and came to save him, a post on Chile Virtual’s Facebook page, described him as a “carpet that crawls.” The cat had been with an old man who was no longer able to care for him. A utility worker saw the cat in a basement and contacted the Anti-Cruelty Society who reached out the man who willingly gave up the 9-year old Persian.
The shelter workers spent hours carefully working their way through 5+ pounds of fur to release the poor cat from his dirty, knotted, matted situation that had been accumulating for years.
Colette Bradley told WGN, “He had very apparent matted hair hanging off of him. He couldn’t move very well. His back legs were just immobile basically. Persian cats need to be groomed and brushed regularly to keep the hair separated and from clumping up together so those mats get very tough and they’re very hard to comb out.”