The Shocking News of a Scammer Shaving Kittens and Selling Them as Sphynx Kittens!
Sphynx cats are a rare and unique breed of cat that has been around since the early 1960's. They are famous for their seemingly hairless appearance and spunky personality traits. They are one of a unique breeds of cats known today and some people are absolutely diehard obsessed with them. It's not hard to see why they're incredibly beautiful cats! Typically a Sphynx kitten will sell for anywhere from $800 to over $2,200!
Recently in Alberta Sphynx kittens are creating quite the stir but not for the reason you would want to see these awesome cats being talked about. Someone is scamming buyers into buying what they think are Sphynx kittens when in fact they are regular cats. In a shocking and horrifying tale of animal abuse, the scammer is plucking the whiskers of the regular kittens and then using razors and hair removal creams to create a temporary hairless appearance to the poor animals.
Such was the case with JoAnne Dyck, an Alberta woman who paid $700 for a kitten she thought was a Sphynx after she responded to an ad online. Dyck said that the seller said they were in Calgary but could have the kitten delivered by a friend.
When the poor kitten, named Vlad, was dropped off at JoAnne's Red Deer, Alberta, home she didn't think twice about the sweet little guy. She told CBC News, "It looked like a Sphynx because he was very, very skinny and his face was really angular.”
Yet Dyck, a veteran Sphynx owner, noticed quickly that her newest family addition did not act quite right. In retrospect, Dyck sadly recalled to CBC News, "I thought he was crying for his mom, but he probably was in pain."