Persian Puss’s Amazing Transformation Will Make You Smile [Video]

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A very special Persian cat named Sinbad started 2017 in a very different way than he ended 2016.

Neglected in his elderly owner’s basement in Chicago, Illinois, Sinbad’s fur turned into a monstrous mess of mats and filth. His fur was tangled so much that his movement was restricted, and he was clearly suffering.

A utilities worker doing maintenance on the home contacted Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society, and their humane investigation team looked into the neglect. They found Sinbad in a cold, filthy basement, covered in dirt and garbage, and his fur was a matted mess.

Sinbad’s owner’s mental health was declining and he simply couldn’t care for Sinbad anymore, according to Colette Bradley of the Anti-Cruelty Society. The organization’s investigators asked the owner to relinquish custody to their care, and when he agreed, Sinbad’s new life began.

Sinbad had essentially been living in his own furry prison. It took two rounds of close hair-cutting and bathing to clean Sinbad up, and once they did, he immediately showed that a load had been lifted from him–a five-pound load, to be exact. Sinbad had been carrying around five pounds tangled fur, and once it was gone, his personality started to shine.

sinbad-the-cat-amazing-transformationWorkers with the rescue organization shared Sinbad’s pictures with their humane education specialist, Elliot Serrano, and he decided to foster Sinbad while he fully recovered and searched for his furever home. Serrano found him to be such a sweet and tolerant kitty during the whole rescue and recovery ordeal, and he knew Sinbad was something special. That knowledge led him to end his relationship as foster dad, and begin a new one, as Sinbad’s furever dad after formally adopting him.

Sinbad’s amazing transformation went viral, and inspired Serrano to create social media pages for Sinbad’s friends and well-wishers to follow along. Sinbad has over 6,500 followers on his Insta and Facebook accounts, and with his amazing story, who wouldn’t want to follow his new adventures? We sure do!