While a domestic cat should weigh around 10 pounds, Sterling weighs a whopping 30 pounds… that’s almost 14 kilos of love and fluffiness!
Chunky Sterling was brought to a rescue centre and they’re now looking for someone to help him on his own weight loss journey.
‘We know, those plump cheeks are adorable. But obesity is terribly unhealthy for cats.’ they said.
He’s so lively and playful, but can’t chase after toys. He’s curious about the world, but can’t jump up to look out the window. He’s so affectionate, but can’t comfortably snuggle with his people.’ they explained.
He’s a loving cat, but he needs some tough love from his new owner in the form of a diet plan.
Based on Sterling’s lack of visible ribcage and waistline, as well as the deposits of fat visible around his abdomen, he would likely be on the higher end of the BFI Risk Chart, if not a 9 (which refers to ‘severely obese’ pets).
It’s not clear how the plus-sized pussycat managed to grow to the size he’s at now. But with it affecting his quality of life, he’s in desperate need of a caregiver to tell him no to extra portions.
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The rescue centre’s is now looking for a committed adopter:
‘Sterling’s adopter will need to discuss his diet with their vet, and provide large litterboxes in easy-access areas until his mobility improves.’ they said.
If Sterling is already so adventurous, confident, loving and playful, imagine what a joy he’ll be once he’s comfortable and healthy!
We hope he will soon find a hero mom or dad who can help him lose weight and turn his life around.