This story recently came up on my news feed, and it is disturbing. Apparently the new scam is to shave regular cats, pluck out their whiskers and then sell them off as hairless cat. Are people really this desperate to make a buck? This is sick. And it’s not just ONE case, SEVERAL cases have been reported and more people are expected to come forward. As someone who loves cats, this makes me sick to my stomach. Most of the cases that have been reported have happened in Alberta, but there is no telling how far this scam will reach or who else will decide to follow the scammers lead to make a quick buck. All I can say is that I hope the people who are responsible for this scam are located and charged accordingly. As well from all the stories I have read, the cats who were purchased are all being loved and cared for by their new families regardless of their furry exteriors.
Here are a few of the articles that I came across:
And just for good measure, here is a picture of my cat Charlie looking very comfortable: