Sadly, the folks at Douglas County Animal Care & Services in Gardnerville, Nevada, are well accustomed to receiving anonymous animal dumping outside of regular work hours, but this one was even more heartbreaking than usual. On arrival at the shelter one morning, shelter supervisor Liz Begovich and her collegues came across an animal carrier, with a huge ball of unidentifiable fluff inside.
An unidentified man was caught on CCTV leaving an animal carrier in front of an animal shelter recently
The shelter staff’s first guess was that it must be a dog, given that dogs are generally less fastidious about their grooming than cats
“So we took the top off and thought, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s a cat!’ I’ve never seen a cat in that sort of condition”
It turned out the formerly dreadlocked cat, who the shelter cheekily named Bob Marley, was also severely overweight