30 pound NYC shelter cat Sponge Bob appeared on the Today show Sunday for a segment about his special circumstances, as part of the shelter’s efforts to find him a home. Bob’s friend Suzi made a behind the scenes video of his trip to the studio.
Garfield is 40 Lbs of Love, But… . Garfield is the latest and largest overweight cat to end up at a shelter when their owner died or became too infirm to care for them. Garfield’s caregivers at North Shore Animal League have taken the opportunity to write about the problem of and solutions to feline obesity.
Life With Cats readers were introduced to Sponge Bob on May 23. Since then the ginormous cat and his caregivers have been besieged with media requests, and the news coverage is breaking in a big way. Bob will appear on national TV on Sunday morning.
Sponge Bob weighed in at a very hefty 33 pounds when he came to Animal Haven in Lower Manhattan in April. He has dropped 3 pounds and is getting moving with moderate exercise.
Tiny Tim weighed 36 pounds when he was found on the streets of Houston in December. 4 1/2 months later, he is healthier, happier, slimmer, and more active.
Wheels broke fat cat Walter’s record by become the fattest cat ever to be placed into the care of the Oregon Humane Society, last week. The 33 pound senior boy has dropped a few pounds since then and will be adopted to someone willing to look after his health and continue his careful weight loss plan.