Cat Dubbed "The Donald" for Built-in Combover

 |  Apr 16th 2009  |   8 Contributions


UPDATE!!! Our friend Diego let us know that The Donald came through surgery without incident. Read about it here.

An 8-yr-old Oregon tabby, currently cared for by the Willamette Humane Society, has earned the moniker "The Donald" for a furry pouch that hangs over his face like an ill-conceived combover.

The stray has been at the shelter since early April, and the shelter's veterinary staff have never seen anything like it. The fur-covered 3-inch pouch seems to be composed of fatty tissue that could be a remnant of an abscess. It completely covers The Donald's face.

According to Kara Kuh, a spokeswoman for the humane society, "When he drinks water his pouch gets in the water bowl," Kuh said. "He has to kind of fling it aside." It does not prove to be an obstacle in eating, however; The Donald boasts a healthy weight. "Hes a normal cat, aside from that funky flap," she said.

Surgery has been scheduled to excise the flap. It does not appear to be causing The Donald any pain, Kuh said.

He'll be placed in foster care after the surgery and before he is up for adoption. Kuh says that The Donald is very sweet and friendly.

Interested in adopting the Donald? Contact Willamette Humane by phone (503-585-5900) or email.

[PHOTO CREDIT: The Statesman Journal]

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