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Why is someone shaving cats in Waynesboro, Virginia, USA? — 6 Comments

  1. You mentioned that the cats must have been sedated in order to be shaved. Tigerlily doesn’t like being picked up now. That suggests that she was possibly held down (or up in the air by her scruff) while being sheared. Shame on the tormentor! Although I can’t help wondering if the culprit believes he/she is doing TNR?

  2. It’s also possible that someone is checking for spay scars on female cats (abdominal spaying is the norm in the USA) making it a statement to owners that any unneutered free-roaming cat will get the snip. With males it’s easier to see if they are castrated although some, like my Sweep, have fatty deposits in the scrotum that require a quick manual check (hence Sweep’s nickname is Mr Fatty-Balls). I’ve had to do a bit of “guerilla snipping” on troublesome local tomcats whose owners wouldn’t get it done (booked in as a stray, snipped but not ear-tipped and it’s home by evening).

    • A very nice thought. I completely agree with you. It is as if the person is pointing to the area where there should be scars from the spaying operation.

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