A woman in Alberta, Canada, was shocked to learn that the expensive Sphynx kitten she bought for $700 is actually just a regular kitten that’s been shaved.

JoAnne Dyck told CBC News that she found the unfortunate kitten, who she named Vlad, through an ad. The seller claimed to be in Calgary but was nice enough to have the cat delivered right at Dyck’s doorstep, saving her the trouble of making the trip south.

Vlad didn’t settle in well in his new home and never got along with Dyck’s older cat. Dyck thought the kitten cried all the time because he missed his mom, but it was likely because he was in pain. She didn’t learn about the horrific abuse he had been through until after she took him to the vet.

The vet informed her that the cuts on the Vlad’s skin were likely caused by razor burns or hair removal cream like Nair. The cruel scammer had even plucked Vlad’s whiskers.

After a few weeks, his orange hair started to grow back.

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Dyck informed the Calgary Humane Society about the incident but was told there was nothing they could do without a full name and address.

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Two other women have also been reportedly scammed in a similar fashion. Shayla Bastarache bought this black cat for $650 thinking it was a Sphynx

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If you’re fan of specialty breeds, try to find reputable breeders in your area and go to where the cats are being bred.

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