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Better Days Ahead For ‘Gloriously Gluttonous’ Shelter Cat

Richmond, VA – A “gloriously gluttonous” shelter cat is embarking on a new life. The chonky feline, named Patches, is in the care of Richmond Animal Care and Control, and according to the shelter, he weighs more than 40 pounds!

On Wednesday morning, the animal welfare agency said:

Did you wake up today and say, “let’s adopt the largest cat anyone has ever seen”? If so, we have the cat for you. 😻 Meet Patches; all 40.3 POUNDS of him! He’s been regulated to a very special diet, is on an exercise plan and is very sweet. He’s neutered, tested, chipped and ready to go today!


Please email Robin.young@rva.gov to meet him (he’s living in her office) with your home info and your commitment to help Patches get to a safe and heathy weight. Until then, we will marvel at his gloriously gluttoness body!

Chubby Patches caught the attention of thousands of people on social media and a short time later, the shelter notified Facebook followers that he has an adoption pending. Better days are ahead sweet Patches!!

Patches may be cute, but being overweight can lead to a slew of health problems, including diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. It can also reduce a cat’s overall lifespan and quality of life. Additionally, overweight cats may have difficulty grooming themselves, leading to hygiene issues and a greater risk of skin infections.

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  1. Gloriously gluttonous is not exactly a compliment. How the hell could the previous owner allow their cat to get this overweight?That is nothing short of utter irresponsibility and a form of cruelty. Some people should never have pets if they cannot properly care for them.Stuffing your cat incessantly with food is not love.


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