Ugly moggy attracts tourist attention in US

March 5th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 5 (ANI): A cat, which was born with almost no fur, has attracted the attention of tourists, who became fascinated with his ugly looks.

The feline, named as Ugly Bat Boy, is bald all over and only has a clump of fur around his neck, and he has managed to attract a huge number of tourists, who visit him at the vets where he lives.

Staffs, who affectionately call him Uggs, have had to put up signs reassuring visitors that he is not ill, just ugly.

People come and take pictures of him on their phones, the Sun quoted Christie Hartnett, of the Exeter Veterinary Hospital in New Hampshire, US, as saying.

Clients think that he is not real because he just sits so still.

When he does move, he scares them, but they think hes mesmerising, she said.

Vet Dr Stephen Bassett has revealed that Uggs, who had a sister that was also born without fur but survived just a few weeks, loves the attention he gets from visitors.

He likes it here. Hes comfortable. He likes the people petting him, he added. (ANI)

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