The post said: 'This poor cat was brought to our clinic yesterday after her elderly [owner] had to move to a nursing home'.
"She suffered from severe matting (dreadlocks, really), the likes of which had been neglected for years".
"When they put him in the nursing home, I thought, 'Hey, he has a cat", Russel told The Dodo.
The website reports that a whopping two pounds of hair were shaved off Hidey.
Luckily, a distant relative found Hidey after remembering the man had a cat.
On 16 December 2016, People magazine posted a story about a calico cat named Hidey who had so much matted fur on her that she looked like she was dragging around multiple cats. "The house was still open, so I went down and left some food for the cat until we figured out what we're going to do".
A cat received an extreme makeover after being found in Pennsylvania with several layers of thick, matted fur. Then somebody mentioned that he had a second cat. "So I started searching around, and suddenly this huge creature darts out from under the bed and runs down to the cellar, and I thought, 'What was that?'".
He recalled to the website: 'At first, I thought it was a cat who had a blanket draped over her that she dragged down. I'm down there with a flashlight looking - it was nearly like a horror movie.
A spokeswoman for the vet team said: "They hadn't seen anything like that".
"Hidey was really overweight, so that makes it harder for [cats] to groom themselves, and that's when you see matting happen", Western PA Humane Society Senior Marketing Communications Manager Caitlin Lasky said.
The vet team had to put Hidey under general anesthesia so they could safely shave off her dreadlocks. "She was overweight as well". It's safe to say she is feeling much better now.