Hard to believe, but Meow, a TWO-year-old tabby, weighs just under 40 lbs. He was surrendered to the Santa Fe Humane Society after his 87-year-old owner could no longer care for him.
How did he gain so much weight in just two years?
No one can be sure. But if with cats who don’t have other health problems it often starts when people feed their cats just one delicious thing, like meat or other food that’s not nutritionally balanced. Then the cat refuses to eat anything else and he piles on the pounds.
So there’s a special diet in Meow’s future. It’s important that he lose weight gradually so as not to introduce other health issues. He’s being tested to ensure he doesn’t have any health conditions that could be contributing to his heft.
Right now, he’s with a foster family, and after he loses ten pounds he’ll be put up for adoption. You can follow updates on his weight loss on the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society’s Facebook page.
Good luck, Meow!