We’ve got a special place in our hearts here at ACCT Philly for overweight cats- there’s something about their roly-poly selves that just makes you want to cuddle up and spend the day with them on the couch! With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we thought it’d be the perfect time to showcase our “pleasantly plump” kitties with a very special adoption promotion!
A recent survey from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) found that approximately 53% in the United States or overweight or obese- that’s a lot of cats! We have our fair share here at ACCT Philly, too, and it can be so heartbreaking seeing a big, chunky kitty trying to fit comfortably in a small shelter cage.
So in honor of Thanksgiving, we’re launching our first ever “Feast with a Fat Feline” adoption promotion! From November 17th through 25th all cats weighing 13 pounds and over will be a FREE adoption! That’s right, you can get a whoooooooole lotta cat (who is spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, treated for fleas, AND microchipped) for no adoption fee! That leaves plenty left over for you to buy your chubby kitty treats, toys and more. So if you’re ready to save a BIG life from ACCT Philly, stop into our adoption center, open Monday- Friday 1-8pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm.
Loving and adopting out overweight cats also means educating about obesity in cats! If you are interested in adopting an oversized feline here are some helpful tips!
- Don’t “free feed”! Feed regular measured meals two or three times per day.
- Feed a restricted calorie diet, high in protein and low in carbs. No table scraps!
- Provide DAILY exercise with toys and games to get your cat up and moving.
- Most importantly, visit your veterinarian for regular health check-ups