Shelter Offers Big Discount on Fat Cat Adoptions

Tom Barry, executive director of the Capital Area Humane Society, shows plump cats Loco, left, and Petey. [photo: Columbia Dispatch]

A central Ohio animal shelter with an abundance of chubby cats is having a sale on its fattest felines, hoping a discount entices potential owners to take one home.

The Capital Area Humane Society says the fat cats are on sale this summer for $15 each or two for $20, instead of the usual $70 adoption price.

Development manager Mary Hiser says the cats packed on the pounds before arriving at the shelter, and the extra weight can cause them health problems.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that nine of the shelter’s 55 cats are overweight. Volunteers keep them in an area that offers extra room to run and burn off calories.

The largest cat is a 6-year-old black-and brown shorthair named Zebe, who weighs 23 pounds.

[Source: Huffington Post]

According to the shelter’s Web site, they want to get these kitties homes so they have more space to run and play… and burn calories. “These cats WANT to shed — pounds! We have a very special group of feline friends available for adoption. To help these kitties go from fat to fit, we’ve reduced the adoption fee so you can help them reduce their weight and live a healthier nine lives. The

$15 adoption fee applies to specially marked adult cats and includes all of the benefits of our cat adoptions: spay or neuter surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea control, feline leukemia and FIV testing and dewormer. You can bring home TWO fat cats for $20!

Why are we making this offer? The shelter currently has a higher than usual number of kitties who need larger living space to encourage them to exercise. Come meet our “fat cats” and adopt one (or two) today!”

What a fun way to celebrate Adopt a Shelter Cat Month!

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