NICK EICHER, HOST: You may have seen ads online from animal shelters, hoping to find new families for homeless pets.
There’s got to be a template for these things—just press a function key and, voilà, it spits out copy like this: …adorable, loving silver tabby seeks a new home. Great with children!
Yeah. Well, let me tell you about a shelter in North Carolina that took the honest route:
They knew they couldn’t say any of that stuff about Perdita the cat. So they went with brutal honesty. In a tongue-in-cheek Facebook post, they called her “world’s worst cat.”
Now that’s saying something.
Perdita is said to like horror films, jump scares, lurking in dark corners, that kind of thing.
Dislikes include “the color pink, kittens, dogs, children, Disney movies, Christmas and last but NOT least … HUGS.” What cat doesn’t, c’mon.
Here’s Amber Lowery of Mitchell County Animal Rescue.
LOWERY: And we knew that if we celebrated those differences rather than hide them that an appropriate home would come along, and adopt her, knowing all of her flaws.
Right, like the Addams family!
Oh, one more thing. If you’re willing to take the “world’s worst cat” off their hands, the shelter will waive the adoption fee! Bargain!
It’s The World and Everything in It.