This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
What a secksai puss puss!
Ugly Bat Boy is slowly becoming a local hero!
The New Hampshire bred kitty has the whole town of Exeter going bonkers over the cat's unique look!
"People come in and take pictures of him on their cell phones," said Christie Hartnett, a veterinary technician at the vet hospital Ugly Bat Boy calls home.
"The impression from clients that come in is he's not real because he just sits so still, and when he does move, he scares them, but they think he's mesmerizing."
He's got us mesmerized!
Ugly Bat Boy should add a splash of color to that impressive mane, though!
[Image via WMUR 9.]