Cat with 5 pounds of matted fur gets haircut, new life

Cat with 5 pounds of matted fur gets haircut, new life
WGN; Anti Cruelty Society via CNN

A neglected cat who was covered with 5 pounds of matted fur has become an internet star after getting a “makeover.”

Sinbad was found by a maintenance worker in the basement of an elderly man’s house, Fox News reported.

The elderly man surrendered the cat to an animal shelter in Chicago, Love Meow reported.

The animal shelter’s staff spent hours shaving Sinbad’s fur, Fox News reported.

“He was so sweet and tolerant during the process that we knew he was a special little guy,” Elliott Serrano, a humane education specialist at the shelter told Fox 6 Now. “After all that he’s been through, he’s a sweet, loving cat. How can you say no to that?”

But wait, the story gets better: Serrano was fostering Sinbad but after a few days decided to permanently adopt him.