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.