Tattooed sphynx cat rescued from prison in Mexico up for adoption

Tattooed sphynx cat rescued from prison in Mexico up for adoption
Sphynx cat who as rescued from prison, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico February 21, 2023, credit: Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez

The sphynx cat who was rescued from a prison in Ciudad Juarez in Mexico is better, and up for adoption, authorities said on Tuesday. The cat was found with two gang tattoos on her body, one on her left side, which said “Made in Mexico”.

After her rescue two weeks ago, the sphynx cat got veterinary help and was sterilized at Municipal Pet Rescue and Adoption Shelter.

“I contacted the State Secretariat of Public Security last week, and they told me that the cat was already available or released from any (investigation) situation and we could give her up for adoption without any problem, so as per the regulations, the cat was sterilized,” Cesar Rene Diaz, director of Ecology in Ciudad Juarez, said.

Due to the interest shown in the animal, it was decided to launch a public call for her adoption. To adopt the cat, applicants must fill out a special adoption form and ensure that the cat will receive proper care and attention.

“The cat cannot be given for sale or given to another person. She can leave the city, the state, even the country, as long as the residence of the person who is going to adopt her is accredited,” Diaz said, adding that the cat is very friendly.

A special council of officials from different governmental bodies in the municipality will decide where the cat will live.

Sphynx cats are unique-looking and stand out from other cat breeds due to their hairlessness. They have a distinctive wrinkled skin that gives them an exotic and unusual appearance that many cat lovers find attractive.

They are known for their social and affectionate personalities. They enjoy being around people and are often described as dog-like in their behaviour. They are also highly intelligent and can be trained to do tricks.


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