29-pound cat – dubbed “Chubbs” – rescued from busy California street and up for adoption – The Pasadena Humane Society is looking for the owner of a 29-pound cat, one of the largest ever on record to be taken to the shelter, the organization said Thursday.
The 10-year-old Himalayan mix – now affectionally nicknamed “Chubbs” – was found wandering along a busy street in Altadena earlier this week by a good Samaritan, who took the feline to the Humane Society.
“He is 29 pounds of love,” Julie Banks, the organization’s president and CEO, told KTLA.
Chubbs was in dire need of grooming. ; he had deeply matted fur along his back that caused him pain, likely because he is too big to clean himself, Banks said.
Staff members then cleaned up the cat, which took about two hours due to his condition.
Because of his large size, Chubbs couldn’t fit comfortably into a kennel, so he’s been residing in the staff’s office for the time being.
The organization also noted that his weight makes it “uncomfortable” for him to move freely about. They are hoping whoever winds up with the butterball Himalayan as a pet will put him on a diet and exercise regimen.
“A fat cat might be really cute, but they can get the same diseases that we can,” Banks said. “They can get diabetes, they can have heart disease, thyroid disease. We need to get some weight off of him, and whoever adopts him is hopefully going to have a little bit of fun exercising him.”
The cat has no ID tag or microchip, and the Humane Society is still searching for his owner.
And if he is taken, there will be plenty of other cats to choose from. Because it’s kitten season, the shelter has been flooded with felines looking for homes and fosters.
You Can Adopt Chubbs!
Chubbs, the lovable 29-pound cat, will be made available for adoption on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at noon (Pacific Standard Time). To date, we have not been able to find his original owner. His adoption will be done on a first come basis.
Chubbs is looking for a new family who is willing to work with their veterinarian to put him on a healthy eating plan and cover any medical costs associated with his care. Chubbs will need further medical testing for diabetes at the adopter’s personal veterinarian. While we know Chubbs is adorable, obese cats are more likely to suffer from health issues like heart disease, diabetes and thyroid issues.
If you think Chubbs would make a great fit for your family, we hope to see you on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at noon!
The 10-year-old Himalayan mix – now affectionally nicknamed “Chubbs” – was found wandering along a busy street in Altadena earlier this week.
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update we’ve been told Chubbs has been adopted!