This kitty was found by an Oakland Police Officer in a feral cat trap in October. Someone had covered the trapped cat in gallons of motor oil. He was black with oil, exhausted and very sick. The staff at the Shelter immediately went to work on the kitty to clean him of the toxic substance. He was anaesthestized and given multiple baths. Slowly, after the fourth and then fifth bath, his fur changed from black to dirty yellow. Since then, the cat has begun to trust people and has become quite healthy.
UPDATE: A couple visiting to the Shelter fell in love with the kitty and named him “Slick”. The one problem, the visitors live in Utah! With help from the staff, the couple arranged to have Slick go to Utah to his new, loving home!
The photo below is Slick relaxing in Utah – what a change from being cold and covered in oil in a cat trap!