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It’s no surprise to Catsters that members of the Catster community are a generous group, ready to help cats in need and support local shelters and sanctuaries.

This week, in an unusual twist, Catster Curly decided to give the hair off his back to help a local animal sanctuary, The Cathouse on the Kings. Tufts of his fur (including both grey and white shades) are now being auctioned on eBay.

How did this unusual auction come about? Curly’s mom tells the tale:

“After twelve years of selling on eBay with 100% Positive feedback, I received my first negative feedback last week because a vintage dress that I sold arrived at its destination with {GASP!} traces of cat hair on it! (The buyer left the negative feedback BEFORE contacting me.) I reported this travesty to some of my Crazy Cat Lady friends, who expressed the viewpoint that cat hair actually enhances the value of merchandise. A suggestion was then made that I offer for sale a genuine sample of cat hair from my cat Curly (so-named for his very famous curly tail). You can learn about Curly here: http://www.catster.com/cats/652958

It goes without saying that this cat hair can be indispensable when traveling and you have no means of getting cat hair on your black silk pants. Whip out that bag–o-Curly, and you can have cat hair covered pants just like you do at home.

Curly has authenticated that this fur was actually grown by him, and was obtained in a humane manner, using the Furminator de-shedding tool. He has kindly included samples of both gray hair (obtained from his back and tail) and white hair (gleaned from his manly chest). The lucky winner of this auction will also receive, at no additional charge, a black-and-white glossy wallet-sized photo of Curly playing the banjo, AND a 5X7″ pawtographed photo that is suitable for framing.

The Auction Ends the morning of August 3rd, so get those bids in!

The Cat House on the Kings

The Cat House on the Kings is California’s largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center located on 12 acres along the Kings River in Parlier, California, which is in the central San Joaquin Valley, southeast of Fresno.

Since its founding 18 years ago, The Cat House on the Kings has saved over 18,000 cats and 5,000 dogs (not counting the 40,000 animals we have spayed and neutered!) and currently cares for more than 700 cats and kittens in a unique, cage-free environment.