Woman Paid $700 For A ‘Hairless Cat’ But Days Later She Realized The Truth.
Sphynx cats act more like a dog than the brooding and temperamental traits other felines are known for. The hairless breed is social, energetic, and love to show an abundance of affection to its human. They are also quite curious which leads to them getting into all sorts of mischief.
Although, there are different variations of the Sphinx cat, the most popular in North America are the descendants of a natural mutated pair from Toronto, Canada, or the pair from Minnesota. Hence, those wanting to own their own will fork out hundreds of dollars.
A new scam, in Alberta, Canada is causing alarm from animal groups who fear regular cats are being put through painful and torturous situations to appear like the real Sphinx-cats.
JoAnne Dyck bought what she thought was a real Sphinx cat. She paid $700 for her feline. "He was like a little tiny kitten, no more than eight weeks old, and he was naked. Completely hairless," said Dyck.
Dyck had no reason to suspect the kitten named Vlad was any other breed. "It looked like a sphynx because he was very, very skinny and his face was really angular," she said.
Vlad could not get along with the older felines in the home so Dyck decided to sell him. But the new owner seemed to be having the same issues with the kitten.
"Me and her talked back and forth the next couple of days about him, because he wasn't seeming to really calm down. And she took him into the vet and the vet said the cuts on his skin were most likely caused by razor burn or Nair or something like that," explained Dyck.
"I thought he was crying for his mom, but he probably was in pain," she said. Dyck posted her experience on Facebook. Two other women from Edmonton came forward with a similar story.
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