The staff at Douglas County Animal Care and Services are accustomed of receiving calls about dumped animals. Recently, however, they got a heartbreaking call. Liz Begovich, a supervisor at the organization, found a pet carrier one morning in front of the shelter with a poor cat inside. The cat’s fur was such a mess they couldn’t see what animal was inside at first! The situation was bad – the cat couldn’t move because of the fur and was quite overweight because of it.
Liz took the cat to a vet right away, who immediately shaved a whopping 4.5 pounds of fur off him! The staff named the cat Bob Marley and once his hair was off, it started moving around freely.
After years of neglect, the cat has a loving home and is recovering well. He was adopted in only a few days and is quite handsome as you can see. Authorities are now looking for information on Bob’s previous owner and fortunately, the guy who dumped him was caught on a CCTV camera. “We’d really like to know what happened. We’d like to know if the man has other pets like Bob, who are suffering as well,” Liz says.
The truth should emerge soon. At the moment, Bob is doing great – here’s a gallery of his heartbreaking story.