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!
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