Vice News — The cat, which was sold at auction for $2.2 million, has been rescued from a man who mistook it for a cat.
The cat, named Pinky, was born in the U.K. and purchased from a breeder in the city of Basingstoke, England, and the fur-clad crocs are now in the care of the Cat Rescue League in New York.
Pinky, who is now up for adoption, was a stray when he was born, but was taken into care when he got to the U, UK and the Netherlands.
The owners of the cat are said to have wanted a “furry” cat, but the breeder’s son was unable to get his father to adopt him.
According to The Sun, Pinky has “sugar plum fur, which has been dyed with turquoise and gold.”
Pinky is a white croc with a black belly and a yellow and orange nose, and he has a black and blue striped tail.
He has a big black and white “fur-lined” collar and a fur collar on his collar.
The collar has a gold-colored lining and a golden band.
“Pinky’s owners said he is a ‘furry’ cat and the owners are planning to adopt the cat to a rescue,” Vice News reported.
“The cat’s owners were unaware the collar was dyed and had hoped it would be a cat that could be turned into a pet.”
The Daily Mail reported that the breder’s son “found it difficult to get hold of his father and was trying to get Pinky adopted as a furry.”
The breeder, who the Daily Mail called a “friend,” had “lost everything” and “was desperate to keep Pinky as his own,” the Daily Post reported.
The Daily Telegraph said that Pinky “is currently in a foster home and will eventually be returned to his owners.”