Shelter says it has the world’s worst cat


The “world’s worst cat” is available for adoption—just ask the Mitchell County Animal Rescue organization in North Carolina, the AP reports. The shelter about 55 miles northeast of Asheville is waiving adoption fees in the hope that someone will take the cat named Perdita off their hands. The group says on its Facebook page, “We thought she was sick. Turns out she’s just a jerk.” A tongue-in-cheek profile of the foul-tempered feline says her dislikes include “dogs, children, the Dixie Chicks, Disney movies, Christmas and last but NOT least … HUGS.” It says she likes lurking, pretending to be sick, and “staring into your soul until you feel as if you may never be cheerful again…” It adds that she’s “ready to be socially awkward with a socially awkward human who understands personal space.”

Shelter Director Amber Lowery says 4-year-old Perdita came to the facility on Christmas Eve, the Charlotte Observer reports. Since then, the shelter has had to warn visitors that Perdita’s attempts to draw passersby to her cage are actually a ruse that will not end well. “I’m looking at her right now, and she’s rolling around in her little bed, looking all sweet and cute, but the minute you try to rub her, she slaps you,” Lowery said.


28 Comments on Shelter says it has the world’s worst cat

  1. Cats like that were most likely mis-treated when they were young. I’ve had around a dozen that were very loving. But my current cat was abused and it was two years before she trusted me and 6 or 7 before she slept on the bed. She likes to be stroked now but still hates to be held and is definitely a loner. It makes me sad.

  2. Is it coincidental that I opened to this article that I am holding a gauze pad on my hand stopping the bleeding from four puncture marks on the back of my hand. I thought we were playing. In fact, I was certain we were playing!

  3. My dog was 15 and wonderful every day I had him.
    We had my wife’s cat 17 years and it hated me the entire time.

  4. Anon, No. He’s young and relatively new to the home as I took him in when the neighbor moved away and abandoned him. He let go as soon as I yelped. I could tell by his look he thought he was playing. But I will switch to toys on strings.🤕

  5. The color of cats is associated with their temperament. Black cats are the best, white cats are the worst. I have had two black cats that were totally loving, a gray that was very nice, and a tuxedo that was standoffish. Every white cat I’ve encountered has been unfriendly if not hostile (the last white cat I tried to pet attacked me and drew blood).

  6. @Different Tim – I recommend you invest in high quality claw clippers, ones that prevent you from clipping down into the quick. The first time you use them may be very “exciting” (!) but most cats come to accept and even like getting their claws clipped once they associate it with not getting caught in rugs, upholstery, and clothes any more.

  7. Guys be nice, I went to their website the other day, it turns out her previous owner died. She’s just sad. The adoption ad worked, because it brought her attention. They now have tons of people that want to adopt her.

    I wish more shelters would do the promo work.

    @Billy Fuster, she is not all white.

  8. @ Uncle Al
    I use regular fingernail clippers on HC#3, being careful to avoid the quick.
    These cut from the sides and do not crush and delaminate the claws as do other types of clippers.

  9. If my cat were capable of giving a shit what I think, she’d be please to know there’s another cat out there pushing the envelope.

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  11. Different Tim, I share your owies. My cat, Asher, was playing with me and I thought, “Oh, I’ll rub his belly”. Stupid move. I reached around a couch pillow and he didn’t realize it was my hand. He bit my finger and ran when I yelled (poor thing).

  12. Claudia, my own fault. Was rough housing with him and not knowing his history, may have been a new thing to him. I didn’t take it as aggression. Don’t know if I have mentioned this particular neighbor in past posts but she is a witch (she told me this). She also showed me a large black wooden cross emblazoned with occult and satanic symbols with hooks hanging from chains on the cross arms that she suspends her self from by piercing through her skin at tattoo conventions. You might say she was a little out there. That cat can nibble on me all it wants. I’m just glad it’s not with her anymore. Who knows what its been through?

  13. Cats that are sneaky mean get to live in the barn and be put to work. Seems like a good life for them. Not that I have a barn now, but I could find one if needed. They get all the rodent toys to play with they want.

  14. My wife just brought home an American Maine Coon kitten recently. That little dickens is tearing me to pieces with it’s needle-like claws and teeth just from playing with him. He’s like no other cat we’ve ever had. I want to choke the life out of him, but I’ve already fallen in love with him. What’s a fellow to do?


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