Grossly overweight fat cat Buddha was rescued by photographer and shelter volunteer Penny Adams from Nashville, Kentucky’s Metro Animal Care and Control just over a month ago, and has been in the care of the Cat Shoppe and Dog Store, which runs the nonprofit Cat Shoppe Rescue Inc rescue and adoption program to rehome cats.
We covered the story on August 9, with Fat Cat Buddha is Rescued and Gets Help.
The Cat Shoppe devised a plan to help the 31.4 pound cat become slim and fit, through a carefully monitored diet and a fitness regimen carried out with an underwater treadmill.
The water helps support Buddha’s weight during his three times a week workout sessions.
Thanks to the treadmill sessions, Buddha has made excellent progress, losing over 4 pounds in less than a months.
Buddha’s story garnered worldwide interest, and he has become a local celebrity in Nashville, where the locals are charmed by him and take an interest in his progress. Buddha is helping his caregivers by posing for professional photos with people who donate to the Cat Shoppe’s rescue program.
The Cat Shoppe/Dog Store’s Facebook page is the place to go for photos, updates and news on Buddha.
Buddha update, reporting on the success of his weight loss and fitness plan:
Buddha takes a water treadmill workout session: