Skip to comments.New Mexico fat cat weighs in at nearly 40 pounds
Posted on 04/20/2012 11:06:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
ALBUQUERQUE Meow can't help but waddle. He's one super-sized cat.
The 2-year-old orange and white tabby tips the scale at nearly 40 pounds, and the Santa Fe Animal Shelter is on a mission to get the feline back into shape.
Meow's 87-year-old owner could no longer take care of him, so the pet was turned over to a shelter in southeastern New Mexico that called the Santa Fe shelter for help.
"The thing with this cat is when you look at it, certainly it's obese. You see that. But it's a sweet looking cat. His face is very sweet. It's just incredibly fat," shelter spokesman Ben Swan said Friday.
Meow has been placed with a foster family. He'll be on a special diet so he can start shedding some pounds. The goal is for him to lose at least 10 pounds so he can be put up for adoption.
The shelter plans to post updates on Meow's weight loss on its Facebook page.
It's not clear how the feline was able to gain so much weight in just two years. Adult cats typically weigh between seven and 12 pounds.
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It wouldn’t bother me if Missy was fatter, it would keep her from being airborne most of the time. She travels the length of the house and never touches the floor, it’s rough on things that get in her way.
Obama has Michelle.
Lol.. a fat cat.. what are you doing up so early in fl time? I miss east coast nature pics. I hope to get out and about around the st. Marks refuge area this weekend. The rain may prohibit that...
If 0bama had a cat Larry Sinclair would be jealous.
Does your JRT join in the fun?
I don’t sleep on any schedule, mostly a series of naps.
If there was a JRT here we wouldn’t have any furniture left at all.
I wish that was my life. Its a series of pain in the asses..
We should have started hanging politicians right after we invented rope.
Forty pounds at 2 years of age for that cat is unhealthy.
I have seen a bigger lean cat younger that that one though.
About 5 years ago I was taking my black Maine Coon to the vet for shots. Our vet keeps two adoption cages from the local shelter in his waiting room. In one of the cages was the biggest domestic cat I’d ever seen in my life. Cream colored, Maine Coon, fourteen months old, lean and 42 pounds. I’d have adopted it, but the wife said we already have two cats and that’s enough. I didn’t know that they made kitties that big, but the vet said they aren’t common but there are a few around.
“...Adult cats typically weigh between seven and 12 pounds...” Not some breeds! Maine Coons are one of the largest breeds of domestic cat. Males weigh from 15 to 25 lb (6.8 to 11 kg) with females weighing from 10 to 15 lb (4.5 to 6.8 kg).
May be he has a Maine Coon gene in there somewhere? Then again, did someone just stuff him?
Each batch of rope should be tested by hanging a politician. That would bring their numbers down to a manageable size.
Just took my Mimi to the vet (she has chronic asthma). She weighed in at 15.5 pounds, lol.
She is a little tubbie!
Hope they can get him healthy again....that’s sad...
I just have no patience with that, though. How can they NOT know they're killing the animal, unless they're stupid? It's animal abuse, plain and simple. I hate the way people treat obese cats as some kind of joke, or as though they're cute. They're neither. They break my heart.
The article says he’s already lost a couple of pounds. Sounds hopeful to me.
Orson Wells, reincarnated as Kevin Smith’s cat.
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