Four-year-old Max was surrendered to an animal shelter in Chicago because he was “too obese” for his former family to handle.
When Max arrived at the shelter he was “severely matted” and depressed.
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Max is such a sweetheart, everyone at the shelter hopes he can find a true loving family really soon.
He enjoys napping in kitty beds, basking in the sun, and playing with string toys.
Max is very affectionate but independent, so he likes to do his own thing most of the time and prefers attention on his own terms.
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.