Allow me to introduce you to Sinbad, the neglected Persian cat who was discovered concealed beneath 5 pounds of tangled fur. “Sinbad came into our shelter after a utility worker spotted him in the home of an elderly gentleman. The man wasn’t able to care for himself very well, and that was evident in Sinbad’s condition,” shared Elliott Serrano from The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago, as told to Love Meow.
Upon shaving off the ‘fur carpet’ from this 7-pound feline, it was revealed that the matted fur weighed more than half his body weight. Unfortunately, due to disuse, Sinbad’s hind legs had become atrophied, but he didn’t surrender.
“He was so tolerant and sweet during the grooming which was grueling. It took hours,” Elliott remarked. He added, “We had to force-feed him for a bit to make sure his digestive system would keep working and not hurt his kidneys.”‘
Interestingly, the man who initially fostered the feline ended up adopting Sinbad. “Now he’s getting lots of TLC and attention… I’m just astounded at how he just loves people, even though people haven’t always treated him very well,” Elliott said. “It’s a lesson we could all learn.”