Sphynx cat covered in gang tattoos rescued from prison in Mexico

Sphynx cat covered in gang tattoos rescued from prison in Mexico
Veterinary doctor Giselle Rubio with the Sphynx cat, who was rescued prison with a tattoo that reads "Made in Mexico", animal shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico February 11, 2023., credit: Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A three-year-old Sphynx cat was rescued from a prison in Mexico where a gang kept him as a pet. The animal covered in tattoos was discovered when police raided Ciudad Juarez prison.

The animal was branded with the symbol of the Los Mexicles prison gang, and ‘Made in Mexico’ was tattooed on his body.

The Sphynx cat was brought to Municipal Pet Rescue and Adoption Shelter (RAMM) to receive medical attention, a statement by Chihuahua’s Secretariat of Public Security said.

“We thought she was going to be more aggressive, but no, she is very friendly,” veterinarian Giselle Rubio said. She also explained that the animal is not available for adoption as the animal is part of a state government investigation.

Sphynx cats are known for their hairless skin, which can be wrinkled or smooth. They are known for their friendly, affectionate, playful and energetic nature. The animals can get specific health issues, such as skin sensitivities, ear infections, and dental problems.

Sphynx cats have become increasingly popular in recent years and have a large following on social media, and have been featured in movies and TV shows.


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