Perdita may be the “world’s worst cat,” but she finally has the world’s best, or at least most tolerant, home.
Mitchell County Animal Rescue was flooded with applications to adopt the surly black and white cat after the shelter’s brutally honest adoption ad went viral.
“She’s just a jerk,” the Spruce Pine, N.C. facility explained last week.
More than 175 people applied to adopted the finicky feline. Then the list was narrowed down to 10. Finally, interviews and introductions “to the naughty girl” were conducted.
“Perdita chose her adopters after a successful meet and greet that included minimal growling and very little slapping (on her part…her new cat parents are lovely and don’t growl or slap at all),” the shelter announced Tuesday.
Her new family has “vast cat-experience” — and apparently, infinite patience.
She heads home Saturday to Tennessee.
Though, she doesn’t look entirely thrilled about it.
Perdita came to worldwide attention when the shelter announced it was pretty desperate to find her a home.
But the kitty wasn’t exactly the type most would want in theirs.
“Meet Perdita, not for the faint of heart,” the rescue group posted on Facebook.
She was so disagreeable with people at first, staff actually thought she was sick. But nope, the vet took a look at her and just proclaimed her a “jerk.”
“LIKES: staring into your soul until you feel as if you may never be cheerful again; the song Cat Scratch Fever, the movie Pet Cemetery (Church is her hero), jump scares (her specialty), lurking in dark corners, being queen of her domicile, fooling shelter staff into thinking she’s sick (vet agrees…she’s just a jerk).”
“DISLIKES: the color pink, kittens (yuk they are so chipper), dogs, children, the Dixie Chicks, Disney movies, Christmas and last but NOT least…HUGS.”
Perdita was proclaimed socially awkward in need of personal space.
Perdita really clawed her way to world fame.
“Arm & Hammer has just offered FREE cat litter for a year to her adopter! They had this to say: ARM & HAMMER™ wants every cat to be adopted, no matter their…. purrsonality,” the shelter noted to sweeten the offer.
All the fuss rather put off the aloof cat.
But all that attention, wanted and otherwise, worked.
Godspeed to Perdita’s new family.
The heroes we need.
Photos Mitchell County Animal Rescue/Facebook