A grey cat, now nicknamed Bob Marley, was dumped at the front door of Douglas County Animal Care & Services shelter in Nevada. Sadly, his fur was so matted and filthy that workers couldn’t even tell what kind of animal he was. The matted fur even kept him from moving around.

Shelter officials sedated Bob Marley and shaved off his fur so he could move freely once more. Bob Marley is still overweight but at least he’s not free from his matted fur. Best of all, a family had adopted Bob Marley and given him the good home he deserves.

So the next time you think your life circumstances are awful, remember, they can always get better with the love and support of those around you who may care.

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