40-lb Cat Surrendered at Animal Shelter

40 lb santa fe cat

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!

4 thoughts on “40-lb Cat Surrendered at Animal Shelter

  1. I feel so bad for Meow! The poor kitty looks so uncomfortable! I wish there is something I can do but getting her to loose the weight is of primary importance! Good luck Meow and I hope you find a forever home soon! Keep those pounds off once you shed them! May you live a long, long life! ♥

  2. Poor Meow cat. So fat. I, Ruger say that humans can get cats whatever age because humans live longer. This cat is only two so it was good that she gave him up. Unless this human has a family longevity thing that lets them live til they’re 100 or over. Some humans are able to live longer than that. Good luck Meow on your forever home. And someone should tell your new owners to hide any & all human food from you.

  3. I saw this dood on the news last night and I felt very bad for him. I love to eat, but I don’t think even I could eat that much. I’m glad his 87 year old owner realized he couldn’t properly care for him and now maybe someone who can will get to take him home.

    It also begs the question, who the heck gets a cat when they’re 85? Consider the odds, people…

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