Skip to comments.Surrendered “smelly cat” finally finds new home [kitteh has serious gas problem]
Posted on 04/16/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Cats are surrendered to animal shelters due to any number of owner complaints: clawing up the furniture, fighting with other pets, not liking the owners new baby.
Lenny is one gassy kitty.
Shelter staff thought theyd found a wonderful home for Lenny last month, but after only two days with his new family, they were back at the adoption center to return him.
He farts all the time, the family wrote on Lennys surrender form.
Lennys former owners even recommended the sweet but smelly feline might make a better outdoor cat because the frequency and stench of his intestinal emissions.
And yet once back at Scottsville, staff members like Adoptions Director Jessica Giehl havent noticed anything out of the ordinary. All they knew was that Lenny is a great cat.
Determined to find this allegedly flatulent feline a forever family, Scottsville staff turned to their Facebook page, hoping to spread the word about Lenny.
Hello! the March 31 post begins. I was returned today because I fart too much. I am hoping I can find a person who can love me even with my stinky farts. I am a 19-month-old neutered male and would love to be your smelly cuddle cat. I am very friendly and love to be petted and held. I even am wearing a tuxedo so Ill look snazzy if you come to see me.
More than 150 Likes and 220 shares later, the shelters social media site lit up with supportive comments for the positively bubbly Lenny. Many wondered why the owner didnt try to work with Lennys veterinarian to find a better diet. But some simply pointed out how ridiculous it was to part with a pet because of something as trivial as gas.
What a stupid reason to not give a cat a home, one commenter wrote. I have four dogs that fart deal with it.
Best of luck to this handsome guy to find his perfect home with a lot of air fresheners, another joked.
One Facebook comment came from a woman who might have found an even sillier reason for dropping a cat off at a shelter.
Just as bad as a woman who returned a kitten to my mom because it didnt match her carpet, commenter Tina Korine Phillips replied on Lennys post.
Finally, the shelters efforts paid off. Lenny found his happy ending Monday when he was adopted by a friendly and decidedly not fart-phobic family.
Cat farts are the worst!
Smelly cat, oh smelly cat
What have they been feeding you?
To the people who bailed on Lenny, Karma’s a bitch.
Aw, he looks like a sweet old thing. I hope he and his new family will be happy together!
Hopefully an odoriferous one.
He looks a lot like my (non-scented) tomcat.
and I hope she comes around soon.
People are downright stupid.
Change his diet. Keep changing it till the find something that works. I suspect they feed him canned cat food.
Nah. The cat farts I’ve been subjected to aren’t that bad.
Dog farts can be much worse.
MY farts, on the other hand....have been known to peel paint off walls and cause fits of hyper-gagging.
Pork and Beans...
baked Beans....Lima Beans...
Perfect pet for an older couple, they can all fart together, lol.
I have a 2 yr old male Maine Coon (that means HUGE) cat, that is around 22 lbs.
Feed him the cheap stuff for food, and he will run you out of the bedroom at night with his gas. Feed him the good stuff, and no gas.
Funny how that works...
If nobody was at home to buy her ice cream, she would run alongside the truck until a neighbor would buy it for her. She would hold the little cup between her paws.
I feed my crew Iam’s - no gas problems.
That cat needs a diet of mice and gophers.
The same dog would lay under the plum tree in August and eat the plums which fell to the ground. The result of twenty or so plums every afternoon was rough on us all.
THAT IS SUCH A CUTE STORY!
Awwww, a plummy puppy.
You can’t feed that stuff to a cat!He won’t eat it.The dog on the other hand.....
No! The EPA is a bitch. With their history and their current obsession with cow farts, how long before they go after cats?
Lenny is a walking advertisement for government intervention at some point. Mark my words!
Give the kitty some Fortiflora. It acts as a probiotic. Or, even some Peptid. We have done both to alleviate gas problems in our cats. Also, get some food that is sensitive to its stomach.
This stuff can mask a marty Taco Bell® visit aftermath. It can handle this cat.
Oh yeah? Oh YEAH? All right, cat, pickled eggs and cheap beer. Take THAT!
That, or get Lenny to start taking Beano.
Sounds like a fun party.
Looks like he could stand to lose some weight.
And try giving him probiotics. They seem to help my cats’ digestion. They eat less and leave less solids in the litterbox after I started giving them probiotics.
Quite possibly. Hard to be sure from that angle, though.
Anyone getting rid of a kitten for that reason should be beaten and farted upon.
All G-D’s critters fart.
I’d adopt him.
He is a beautiful kitteh. I’m glad he has a good forever home now.
I’ll provide the baked beans.
Agreed, and amen.
Our dog's farts are so bad, we have to leave the room. She cut one when I had her in the pickup and it was in the 20s. All four windows were wide open after that for a few minutes.
Not in our house. You can never smell our two kittys gaseous emissions. Our dog, on the other hand, can knock a buzzard off a shitwagon with his SBDs.
Also, when I "rescued" him from my deck he was a full grown cat....I laughed myself silly when I first heard him snore! My gosh it was loud! I didn't know cats snored....
One Facebook comment came from a woman who might have found an even sillier reason for dropping a cat off at a shelter. Just as bad as a woman who returned a kitten to my mom because it didnt match her carpet, commenter Tina Korine Phillips replied on Lennys post.
Well come on that makes sense... I've read the doggie threads here that discuss Labs. I hope she thought to match her couch as well!
Fortiflora works well. One of our many (39) cats has gut problems and farts louder than a lot of humans. We can hear him clear across the yard. LOL! Dry food for sensitive systems helps, too, in combination with the Fortiflora. It cut down on the problem big time and I’m sure he feels a lot better now.
My tabby snored once she turned ten. It was a very lady like snore, not a grumbly snore like my dad.
It was adorable. She was also a sneezer. The first time I ever heard her sneeze, she put her paw up to her nose, it was like she was a hoomin with a tissue.
Rename him Febreeze and get a lucrative TV Commercial Contract.
My cats do not phart
My dogs do though.....a lot
We’ve had our Female Chow Chow for four years.
Last year she Farted for the first time. When she did it, she jumped up and looked around, having no idea where the sound came from.
Once in a while she lets one loose, but since she’s a girl, they never smell. (Just like every Woman I’ve ever met)
Just a cute squeak and a very confused Dog wondering where it came from. I think she suspects we have Whoopee Cushions hidden in the Floor.
Great Dog, but she is Dumber than a Box of Barbara Boxers.
“It’s not your fault.”
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