Who Wants 'World's Worst Cat' With Soul-Sucking Stare? Everyone

July 2, 2020 0 By JohnValbyNation

SPRUCE PINE, NC — There’s not a lot to like about Perdita, a cat with a soul-sucking stare that’s up for adoption in North Carolina. Just looking into her eyes is enough to trigger a spine-chilling shudder about what injuries Pedita might inflict if she had a chance to protract her claws, bare her teeth and pounce.

She’s not just a jerk, though the veterinarian at the Mitchell County Animal Rescue in Spruce Pine says Perdita is that for sure.

She’s “not for the faint of heart,” the shelter said, offering a full disclosure in telling potential adopters what they’re signing up for if they take Perdita into their home.

Persnickety, touch-me-not Perdita is not just a pill.

She’s the “world’s worst cat,” the shelter said in a Facebook post announcing that the black and white feline with an abundance of “cat-titude” was available for adoption.

Perdita likes “staring into your soul until you feel as if you may never be cheerful again.” Ted Nugent’s “Cat Scratch Fever” may, in fact, have been written for Perdita. The killer cat Church, one of the antagonists in Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary,” is Perdita’s hero.

“Jump scares” are her specialty. She’s also fond of “lurking in dark corners, being queen of her domicile, fooling shelter staff into thinking she’s sick,” the post went on.

Perdita also might hiss at the color pink (although in some circles, Perdita could be perceived as having great taste).

Perdita doesn’t like children, human or feline, and thinks kittens are just too darned “chipper.” And dogs? No. Just no.

And don’t try to hug Perdita. She’s not a lap cat.

There’s more, but the bottom line is this: “She’s single and ready to be socially awkward with a socially awkward human who understands personal space.”

Who in the world would want this cat?

So far, about 115 people — so many that the shelter isn’t taking any more adoption applications.

The cyberworld has swooned over Perdita, and the shelter’s post has been shared at least 6,600 times, garnered more than 4,000 comments and collected about 6,700 “likes,” “loves” and “hahas.”

That’s just what Amber Lowery, the shelter director, hoped would happen when she pitched the idea of putting Perdita’s flaws out there for the world to see. But she didn’t expect the response to be as big as it was.

“I’m shocked,” Lowery told Patch. “We put everything out there, and people are like, ‘I’m going to prove you wrong, and this cat’s going to be awesome and the best cat in the world.’ “