Meet your new sponsored animal, Blackjack!

"Give me an order of socks, covered in salt, please. And maybe a side of shredded towels with some ketchup for dipping." For Black Jack the cat, no meal is complete without a helping of fiber. Cotton and polyester fiber, that is. He is a clothes junkie, eating strips of towel or shirt or whatever he can get his paws on. The problem, though, is that his habit was making him sick. His family tried to keep Jack healthy, but he would find and eat enough cloth to be sick on a regular basis. (It's hard to keep a cat away from something that's located throughout the house.) In fact, at one point it seemed Jack would require surgery. Thank goodness things didn't quite go that far, but his family decided they couldn't keep up with his antics. So Jack lost his home. But, fortunately, he was able to come to Best Friends.

Hard to say why he developed such an unusual culinary palate. In fact, Jack growled at his food bowl the first day at the sanctuary. "What is THIS?! You expect me to eat that?" Sorry, Jack. Until someone finds a nutritional and toothsome way to filet and serve a slightly used T-shirt, you'll have to stick with boring cat food. He'll have plenty of care and attention, though, and lots of TLC. Maybe one day he'll finally 'fess up and explain what the deal is with the clothes-munching. In the meantime, swing by and say hello' to Jack. Just don't wear any loose-fitting attire or your designer shirt could end up slathered in mustard between two slices of rye bread.

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Blackjack has been sponsored. Thank you to all clients for your business and for making this possible.

Created by Lisa Perry

About Best Friends

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. When Best Friends began in 1984, some 17 million animals died every year in America’s shelters, simply for not having homes. Today, that number is down to about 4 million. That’s incredible progress, but it also means that more than 9,000 wonderful dogs and cats are still losing their lives every day. Together, we can change that.

For nearly 30 years, Best Friends has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs all across the country that reduce the number of animals entering shelters and increase the number who find homes. Join us. Together, we can Save Them All™. Learn more at