Chicago, IL – A four-year-old cat named Max was surrendered to an animal shelter in Chicago because he was “too obese” for his former family to handle. According to the Anti-Cruelty Society, Max was “severely matted” when he arrived and he needs a new owner who will help him shed his excess weight.
The animal welfare agency describes Max’s personality, writing:
He enjoys napping in kitty beds, basking in the sun, and playing with string toys. Max has lived with other cats in the past and does well with feline friends. He likes to do his own thing most of the time and prefers attention on his own terms. Max likes to show affection by gently rubbing up against your legs.
Because of Max’s size, his new owner will need to lend him a hand with grooming and ensure that he is provided with a healthy diet to help those unwanted pounds go away.
Fat cats may be adorable, but carrying too much weight can cause serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Cats who are overweight can also suffer from joint problems and even cancer.
Interested in learning more about Max? You can find his adoption profile at this link.