Stray Cat Put on the Pounds by Begging

Mitzi must be one heck of a panhandler. This former stray cat ballooned up to 17 pounds while living on the streets and going door to door begging for food.

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Mitzi must be one heck of a panhandler. This former stray cat ballooned up to 17 pounds while living on the streets and going door to door begging for food.

Now she’s living at a shelter in the UK, where her caretakers have put her on a diet for her own good, according to a report by Metro News.

Mitzi, estimated to be about 7 years of age, was likely being fed by students. Mitzi is “humongous,” Lisa Darcy, assistant manager of the Woodside Animal Welfare Trust told Metro News. “We suspect people felt sorry for her being a stray and fed her, hence the size she is.”

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The friendly cat had been microchipped, but her details were out of date. Apparently her sweet personality and Rubenesque physique attracted many admirers. When her photo was put on Facebook, adoption offers came flooding in.

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“She is a very chilled girl and as a result of putting her picture on Facebook she has already been reserved,” said Darcy.
Mitzi will move into her new home once she has achieved a healthy weight.

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