Scrawny hairless cats are in hot demand across the U.K. - as animal lovers scramble to own the newly-introduced rare breed. The

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Scrawny hairless cats are in hot demand across the U.K. - as animal lovers scramble to own the newly-introduced rare breed. The bald and wrinkled Sphynx cats, which gained popularity after one was featured in the Austin Powers films as Dr. Evil's pet of choice, are selling for as much as £3,000. And the bald moggy is also a favourite with allergy and asthma patients, who usually have a reaction to cat fur. A spokesperson for the Sphynx Cat Association says, "They've a brilliant temperament and are getting more and more popular." Amy