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Animal Shelter Puts Up ‘The World’s Worst Cat’ For Adoption And People Are Loving The Description
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Animal Shelter Puts Up ‘The World’s Worst Cat’ For Adoption And People Are Loving The Description

An animal shelter in North Carolina thought they would have trouble finding a home for one of its residents, but an unorthodox ad has made this grumpy cat a star.

Perdita, a 4-year-old domestic shorthair, was brought to the shelter after the death of her owner. Shelter owners immediately noticed that she was a bit difficult to handle… even after having her health thoroughly evaluated to rule out illness as the cause of aggressive cat’s behavior, Perdita still seems like she can’t decide whether she wants human attention or not, and will swat anyone who guesses wrong.

They knew they would need to get creative to find a home for this angry cat. So they decided to take the straightforward approach and came up with this flyer full of funny comments that doesn’t sugarcoat anything, because honesty is the best policy.

The shelter posted this ad on Facebook

Image credits: MitchellCountyAnimalRescue

Image credits: MitchellCountyAnimalRescue

Image credits: MitchellCountyAnimalRescue

Despite the shelter’s not-so-shining endorsement of this cat’s behavior, the viral ad got the attention of some people who are up to the challenge—in an update, the shelter revealed that staff is now looking through over 50 applications to find the best home for this bad cat. Perdita’s not sure what to think of all the attention.

The shelter posted this update

Image credits: MitchellCountyAnimalRescue

Image credits: MitchellCountyAnimalRescue

While some commenters were amused by the cat adoption ad, just as many were sympathetic. After all, Perdita is undoubtedly confused and traumatized after losing her owner and being taken out of the only home she knew. Despite all that shelter workers do to keep animals comfortable during their stay, being in a confined, noisy space around lots of unfamiliar animals and people is inherently stressful, especially for animals that previously lived alone. Unfortunately, that stress can keep a shelter resident from showing the best side of their personality, a vicious cycle that makes finding a willing adopter more difficult.

Some commenters shared their stories of taking a chance and adopting cats who seemed aggressive in the shelter but turned out to be great companions once they grew comfortable in their new home. Among all the potential adopters vying to give Perdita a chance, there’s bound to be someone who will give her love whether she turns out to be sweet, spicy, or a little of both.

Commenters are sure Perdita will find a loving home

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Janine B.
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2 years ago (edited)

One of our two kitties was born blind and found in the streets of Greece. When he was but one year old he was dumped in a kill shelter. He was then brought to Germany where he found us because we wanted to adopt a cat no one wanted. First we thought his odd behavior came because he was blind but no, he's just a diva looking for entertainment all day. Sometimes he bites, he hisses and cries like a two year old kid when you say no, he hates his furry cat companion, he's really in a bad mood when you feed him the wrong food (which he loved 5 minutes ago), he screams like you hit him when playtime in the garden is over but he doesn't want to go in. It's actually like having a snappy toddler. But we love him like crazy and when it's cuddling time he purrs and cuddles you like there's no tomorrow. ❤️❤️❤️ PS: This is him two days ago fighting an evil roll of toilet paper. 😂 https://youtu.be/raLNcyXq17c

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2 years ago

Cute video.

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Drew Sauveur
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2 years ago

I had a cat that had the perpetual look of ''You know if you die Hooman, and I'm around, I'm gonna eat you.."

Kate
Community Member
2 years ago

Sounds like my cat. I'm sick and he was snuggling up to me and I thought, oh how sweet he's worried about me. Nope, thirty seconds later he bit me through the blankets. I think he was just testing how dead I really was before making his move.

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Anna McHugh
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2 years ago

My cat was returned by 3 households because he purrs, purrs, then FANGS ya...you can't exactly relax around him, but I wouldn't change him at all...

AY1984
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2 years ago

I find that hilarious. We adopted a Siamese who had been returned 3 times because he was not friendly. Probably because for the first 3 weeks he would sneak attack your feet in the middle of the night. He is the friendliest cat ever though and we have had him for 8 years.

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Janine B.
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

One of our two kitties was born blind and found in the streets of Greece. When he was but one year old he was dumped in a kill shelter. He was then brought to Germany where he found us because we wanted to adopt a cat no one wanted. First we thought his odd behavior came because he was blind but no, he's just a diva looking for entertainment all day. Sometimes he bites, he hisses and cries like a two year old kid when you say no, he hates his furry cat companion, he's really in a bad mood when you feed him the wrong food (which he loved 5 minutes ago), he screams like you hit him when playtime in the garden is over but he doesn't want to go in. It's actually like having a snappy toddler. But we love him like crazy and when it's cuddling time he purrs and cuddles you like there's no tomorrow. ❤️❤️❤️ PS: This is him two days ago fighting an evil roll of toilet paper. 😂 https://youtu.be/raLNcyXq17c

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2 years ago

Cute video.

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Drew Sauveur
Community Member
2 years ago

I had a cat that had the perpetual look of ''You know if you die Hooman, and I'm around, I'm gonna eat you.."

Kate
Community Member
2 years ago

Sounds like my cat. I'm sick and he was snuggling up to me and I thought, oh how sweet he's worried about me. Nope, thirty seconds later he bit me through the blankets. I think he was just testing how dead I really was before making his move.

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Anna McHugh
Community Member
2 years ago

My cat was returned by 3 households because he purrs, purrs, then FANGS ya...you can't exactly relax around him, but I wouldn't change him at all...

AY1984
Community Member
2 years ago

I find that hilarious. We adopted a Siamese who had been returned 3 times because he was not friendly. Probably because for the first 3 weeks he would sneak attack your feet in the middle of the night. He is the friendliest cat ever though and we have had him for 8 years.

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