This Maine Coon stray is now living in my sunroom and she's super friendly -- obviously was a housecat at one time. We couldn't find the owner (did everything like called the police, checked with neighbors etc). I've been brushing her for hours for the past 2 days and barely making a dent in the filth (and 1 tick so far) trapped in her long hair. Does anyone know how to deal with this kind of problem? I may try to find a home for her but don't think anyone's gonna want her in this condition. I don't exactly want to pay a lot for a professional groomer but i've been calling around and nobody does cats. Someone said to shave her fur. Is this ok to do with cats? Will it mess up her fur permanently to get shaved? I'm not sure anyone will want a shaved cat either. Also, when I researched Maine Coon cats on google, it seems to imply they are badly behaved. Anyone know about their characteristics. She sure is a cutey, though a dirty one! she is tiger with a white blaze in front and a 4 white feet and she loves people.