The cat, later named Scarlett, was so matted it was hard to even tell that she was in fact a cat. Huge clumps of fur hung from her body that almost looked like tiny animals clinging to her, and she was clearly in need of medical attention. Scarlett was taken to Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF), where staffers were shocked by her condition.
"She had pounds of added hair. It was the worst matted cat I have ever seen in my seven years with the shelter," Linda Goldsmith, head of the Advo-Cat program at SASF, said in a press release sent to The Dodo. "The matts were so bad, she was unable to walk or hardly move."