Flabby feline in US seeks new home

2017-06-16 22:48
(Humane Rescue Alliance)

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Washington - A tubby tabby named Symba needs an adoptive family - and probably to lay off the treats.

News outlets report that the 6-year-old cat arrived at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington a few days ago.

Symba tips the scales at 16kg. Symba's previous owner moved to an assisted living centre and couldn't take him along.

Symba is 7kg heavier than his goal weight and is currently working to slim down. The cat exercises on a cat wheel and is fed out of food puzzles that are designed to slow down a cat's eating.

Shelter staff says Symba currently can't take more than a few steps without losing his breath.

The shelter says Symba's new owner needs to help him continue his weight loss journey.

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