The feline, which doesn’t have a name, was found in a jail where it suffered mistreatment by criminals, who even tattooed ‘Made in Mexico’ into its furless skin.
The cat’s tattoos decorate both sides of its slender, grey body.
The one-year-old was taken into care by animal rescue workers in the Mexican city of Juarez after police discovered him.
Authorities say they are now looking for the right family to take the cat, which is not for sale, into their home.
“The cat is very sociable, and is in great shape, with no infections,” Cesar Rene Diaz, ecology director for the city of Juarez, told Reuters.
A committee of city authorities will make the final decision about the adoption before presenting the cat to its new family in a ceremony on March 1.
Sphynx cats are known for their lack of a fur coat and loose skin that forms wrinkles in some areas.
Due to the lack of fur, the Sphynx cat bone structure and musculature is on display.