Obese Cat Snooks Is Spared from Euthanization and Goes on Diet

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Snooks with one his his friends from the SPCA of Texas

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An obese cat in Dallas was only 4 pounds away from Guinness World Record weight, and was almost put down. Now Snooks is on a diet and getting trim and fit.

Snooks was severely obese when his owners brought him to the SPCA of Texas, in Dallas, saying they wanted him to be put down because he could no longer walk on his own. Instead, the SPCA requested of his owners that they might to place Snooks, who at only 5-years-old should be enjoying life in his prime, with a foster parent. With the sweet cat’s life spared, the SPCA had a veterinarian come up with a diet and exercise plan to help Snooks lose weight.

The SPCA says that after Snooks loses about 15 pounds, he can be put up for adoption. Meanwhile, Snooks’ story has gotten him lots of attention and many have fallen in love with the big boy. In response to the interest in Snooks and the good example of a cat on a successful weight loss plan, SPCA of Texas started an Instagram account to document Snooks’ weight loss journey.

SPCA of Texas wrote at Facebook on August 20, saying:

“Snooks, the 36-pound tabby, is officially on Instagram! His weight loss journey wouldn’t be possible without your support, so follow along at @SupersizeSnooks! He’s absolutely LOVING all of the attention & kind words he’s been getting – thank you guys! We’ll be doing his first weigh-in this Friday, & look out for his #WorkoutWednesday posts”

Look for Snooks at Instagram: www.instagram.com/supersizesnooks.

Snooks has been with the SPCA of Texas for about two weeks and he has dropped nearly 5 pounds. He weighed close to 36 pounds when he arrived and by this past Sunday was down to a trimmer 31.2 pounds. He was barely able to move when he arrived and now goes on daily walks as part of his weight loss and fitness plan.

Snooks has a new lease on life and a second chance thanks to his caring new friends.

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2 thoughts on “Obese Cat Snooks Is Spared from Euthanization and Goes on Diet”

  1. Inconceivable to me that his owners let him get that big, then wanted to euthanize him because he gained too much weight? Snooks didn’t just wake up one morning, unable to walk, yet this tabby is the one who bears the brunt of their poor treatment. This speaks volumes about the owners.

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