UPDATE October 20 Gup has been adopted by Barbara Yabor and is being spoiled by a family who is absolutely in love with him! See photo near the end of this article.
This is the story of a cat who ended up at a shelter after biting his owner for dressing him up for Halloween. We have a happy ending, as “Gup” was adopted today. Apparently, the owner left the costume on him.
Gup was turned over to Los Angeles Animal Services – East Valley Shelter on October 16. His owner stated the reason for being dumped was because the owner was bitten.
Why blame the cat? While some animals (cats included) don’t mind being dressed in costumes, cats are more likely than dogs to strike out when his/her owner does something the cat disapproves of.
I’d like to offer a word of caution about dressing up a cat for any reason. There’s a nasty infection called cellulitis that can be life-threatening. Many cat owners have learned this the hard way. Always take care when doing anything your cat may disapprove of and be sure to seek medical treatment if you suffer a bite or scratch.
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