Perdita, The World’s Worst Cat, Is Looking For A Forever Home

Lucy Connolly


Perdita, The World's Worst Cat, Is Looking For A Forever HomeMitchell County Animal Rescue/Facebook

Resting bitch face, noun: ‘a facial expression that unintentionally makes it look as though a person is angry, annoyed, or irritated,’ when really they’re just relaxing.

I, along with – I’m sure – many others, suffer with this infliction and have lost count of the number of people who have told me they thought I was miserable or mean when they first met me.

They quickly learnt that wasn’t the case as they got to know me, but poor Perdita – the ‘World’s Worst Cat’ – doesn’t have such a luxury because her resting bitch face is here to stay, and it seems to match her grumpy personality to a T.

perdita worlds worst catMitchell County Animal Rescue

Perdita, a four-year-old domestic short-haired cat, was saved by Mitchell County Animal Rescue in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, on Christmas Eve after her previous owner died.

When she first arrived at the shelter, its office manager Brittany Taylor told ABC News she was ‘pretty sweet’. However, it didn’t take long for her to show her true colours.

Taylor explained:

The next day, she was a grump. We thought something was hurting her, but it turns out she’s just a jerk.

She pretends like she wants you to pet her and love on her. As soon as you pick her up, she starts growling. She will swat you. She’s just all-out awful.

perdita worlds worst cat needs forever homeMitchell County Animal Rescue/Facebook

In an attempt to bring her out of her shell and to entice potential adoptive families, shelter employees attempted to conduct a ‘really nice’ photo shoot for the cat – to no avail.

Taylor added:

The only face that she knows how to make is her grumpy face. She’s like the definition of a Grinch.

All’s not lost though, with a Facebook post from Mitchell County Animal Rescue describing her likes and dislikes, with the former including: the song Cat Scratch Fever; Pet Cemetery; jump scares (‘her speciality’); and being queen of her domicile.

Oh, and ‘staring into your soul until you feel as if you may never be cheerful again’. Intense, huh? Let’s not forget Perdita’s dislikes either, which include the colour pink, kittens (they’re too chipper, apparently), dogs, children, Disney movies, Christmas and hugs.

Meet Perdita, not for the faint of heart. LIKES: staring into your soul until you feel as if you may never be cheerful…

Posted by Mitchell County Animal Rescue, Inc-North Carolina on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Without a doubt the most important part of the post, whoever, was where the shelter said she’s now looking for her forever home alongside the disclaimer: ‘she’s single and ready to be socially awkward with a socially awkward human who understands personal space.’

Taylor believes Perdita will make a great pet for owners who ‘want a good laugh every once in a while’, adding: ‘She definitely makes you laugh. One minute she wants you, and one minute she’s over it.’

She sounds like the dream pet if I’m being completely honest with you. If you think Perdita is the cat for you, head to the shelter’s website and fill out the application form here.

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Topics: Animals, Cats


Mitchell County Animal Rescue/Facebook and 2 others
  1. Mitchell County Animal Rescue/Facebook


  2. ABC News

    'World's Worst Cat' up for adoption at North Carolina animal shelter

  3. Mitchell County Animal Rescue

    Pet Adoptions

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