His name is Texas and his a cat. He is a popular cat as a matter of fact. Why? Because of his dangerously huge size. He is a 26-lb. shelter cat.
The 8-year-old feline is now housed at the Battersea Dog and Cat Home in London, England, after his owner died. He will undergo a strict diet and exercise plan to lose weight (safely) during the holidays.
SuiLi Weight, Battersea’s Cattery Team Leader, said: “Many people may be starting to think about losing a few pounds in the countdown to Christmas, but for Texas this really is a very serious health issue he’s battling. At Battersea we take in around 3,000 cats every year, so we see cats of all shapes and sizes, but Texas is by far the biggest cat we’ve ever seen. We have had to specially kit out his pen with a double staircase up to his bed and extra bedding to make sure he is comfortable. Some people might think it’s funny to see a cat this big but it is in fact extremely sad to see an animal which is suffering so badly.”
SuiLi added: “Overfeeding your cat is a form of cruelty, you may think you are showing it love by giving it treats and feeding it human foods, but it’s in fact an incredibly cruel thing to do in the long run.”
PHOTO of Texas, the obese shelter cat: