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Surrendered “smelly cat” finally finds new home [kitteh has serious gas problem]
Cat Time ^ | April 10th, 2014 | DogTime

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 owner’s new baby.

But for black-and-white Domestic Shorthair Lenny, who was rescued from a Rochester, New York, park in February and brought to the Scottsville Veterinary Hospital & Adoptions shelter, finding a forever home is something that eluded him for a very unusual reason.

Lenny is one gassy kitty.

Shelter staff thought they’d 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 Lenny’s surrender form.

Lenny’s 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 haven’t noticed anything out of the ordinary. All they knew was that Lenny is a great cat.

“But since he’s been back here, there haven’t been any problems,” she tells the Democrat & Chronicle, “but we did still nickname him ‘Smelly 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 I’ll look snazzy if you come to see me.”

More than 150 Likes and 220 shares later, the shelter’s social media site lit up with supportive comments for the positively bubbly Lenny. Many wondered why the owner didn’t try to work with Lenny’s 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 didn’t match her carpet,” commenter Tina Korine Phillips replied on Lenny’s post.

Finally, the shelter’s efforts paid off. Lenny found his happy ending Monday when he was adopted by a friendly and decidedly not fart-phobic family.

Sources: Democrat & Chronicle, Scottsville Veterinary Adoptions Facebook page



TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: flatulence; kittyping
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1 posted on 04/16/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...


2 posted on 04/16/2014 8:06:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cat farts are the worst!


3 posted on 04/16/2014 8:07:15 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Slings and Arrows

Smelly cat, oh smelly cat
What have they been feeding you?


4 posted on 04/16/2014 8:10:55 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

To the people who bailed on Lenny, Karma’s a bitch.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 8:11:32 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Aw, he looks like a sweet old thing. I hope he and his new family will be happy together!


6 posted on 04/16/2014 8:12:01 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: blackdog
To the people who bailed on Lenny, Karma’s a bitch.

Hopefully an odoriferous one.

7 posted on 04/16/2014 8:13:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: jocon307; Gefn

He looks a lot like my (non-scented) tomcat.


8 posted on 04/16/2014 8:13:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: blackdog

and I hope she comes around soon.

People are downright stupid.


9 posted on 04/16/2014 8:15:02 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Change his diet. Keep changing it till the find something that works. I suspect they feed him canned cat food.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 8:16:40 PM PDT by crz
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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.


11 posted on 04/16/2014 8:17:30 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: NonValueAdded

Pork and Beans...

Burritos...

baked Beans....Lima Beans...


12 posted on 04/16/2014 8:17:59 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Perfect pet for an older couple, they can all fart together, lol.


13 posted on 04/16/2014 8:19:40 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Slings and Arrows

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...


14 posted on 04/16/2014 8:24:32 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Shadowstrike
As my dog would say as she would lay in the grass out front waiting for the ice cream truck, "Today's treat is tonight's excuse to have the couch all to myself".

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.

15 posted on 04/16/2014 8:25:50 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: crz; tcrlaf

I feed my crew Iam’s - no gas problems.


16 posted on 04/16/2014 8:26:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That cat needs a diet of mice and gophers.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 8:27:29 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: jocon307

Amen.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 8:27:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Shadowstrike

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.


19 posted on 04/16/2014 8:30:22 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

THAT IS SUCH A CUTE STORY!


20 posted on 04/16/2014 8:34:17 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: blackdog

Awwww, a plummy puppy.


21 posted on 04/16/2014 8:34:55 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: MeshugeMikey

You can’t feed that stuff to a cat!He won’t eat it.The dog on the other hand.....


22 posted on 04/16/2014 8:35:38 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

haha Thanks


23 posted on 04/16/2014 8:45:31 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: NonValueAdded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jlGRq8xZ4


24 posted on 04/16/2014 8:47:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blackdog

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!


25 posted on 04/16/2014 8:54:57 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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.


26 posted on 04/16/2014 9:05:20 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Slings and Arrows

This stuff can mask a marty Taco Bell® visit aftermath. It can handle this cat.

27 posted on 04/16/2014 9:15:04 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh yeah? Oh YEAH? All right, cat, pickled eggs and cheap beer. Take THAT!


28 posted on 04/16/2014 9:19:57 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: martin_fierro

That, or get Lenny to start taking Beano.


29 posted on 04/16/2014 9:20:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Billthedrill

Sounds like a fun party.


30 posted on 04/16/2014 9:20:32 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Looks like he could stand to lose some weight.


31 posted on 04/16/2014 9:21:34 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


32 posted on 04/16/2014 9:25:00 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: smokingfrog

Quite possibly. Hard to be sure from that angle, though.


33 posted on 04/16/2014 9:25:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Had kittens that had issues, but they always grew out of it fairly fast. Assumed it was just their guts getting used to something.

Anyone getting rid of a kitten for that reason should be beaten and farted upon.

34 posted on 04/16/2014 9:29:33 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


35 posted on 04/16/2014 9:33:16 PM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: doorgunner69

I’ll provide the baked beans.


36 posted on 04/16/2014 9:36:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Gefn

Agreed, and amen.


37 posted on 04/16/2014 9:37:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: hoagy62
Nah. The cat farts I’ve been subjected to aren’t that bad.
Dog farts can be much worse.

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.

38 posted on 04/16/2014 9:40:06 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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.


39 posted on 04/16/2014 9:42:51 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Gefn
My big Tabby Cat can fill the air with a fluff so pungent you have to escape! Thank God, truly, these are rare....

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....


40 posted on 04/16/2014 9:45:25 PM PDT by caww
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To: Slings and Arrows
Should have named him Pepe.

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 didn’t match her carpet,” commenter Tina Korine Phillips replied on Lenny’s 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!

41 posted on 04/16/2014 9:48:22 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Parmy

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.


42 posted on 04/16/2014 9:48:45 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: caww

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.

Tabbies rock!


43 posted on 04/16/2014 10:15:23 PM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: Ezekiel

44 posted on 04/16/2014 10:20:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Unconscious chanting. Don't “Budge” don't “budge” don't “budge”...
45 posted on 04/16/2014 10:34:23 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

*chuckle*


46 posted on 04/16/2014 10:37:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Rename him Febreeze and get a lucrative TV Commercial Contract.


47 posted on 04/16/2014 10:41:35 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My cats do not phart

My dogs do though.....a lot


48 posted on 04/16/2014 10:45:34 PM PDT by wardaddy (america was lost about the time black thugs appropriated cafe bikes as social status)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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)
Cough, cough...

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.


49 posted on 04/16/2014 10:50:58 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“It’s not your fault.”


50 posted on 04/16/2014 10:51:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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