One Of Britain’s Fattest Cats Is Looking For Her Fourth Home

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One Of Britain’s Fattest Cats Is Looking For Her Fourth Home

One of Britain’s fattest felines is in the doghouse again as she’s back at the animal shelter in search of her fourth home.

Mitzi the cat first weighed in at a hefty 7.7kg (16lbs) – almost double the recommended healthy weight for a cat – when she entered the vets and was quickly put on a strict diet.

Even after losing some weight Mitzi hasn’t proven successful in finding her ‘forever home’, however, causing the shelter to put out an urgent appeal.

The eight-year-old cat currently resides at Woodside Animal Shelter, in Devon, after three owners returned her.

She was first dropped off at Woodside in May 2017 where it was suspected by volunteers that she was being fed by people at different homes.

At the shelter she managed to slim down a bit thanks to a strict diet and she eventually went to home number two.

Mitzi the cat. Credit: SWNS
Mitzi the cat. Credit: SWNS

Unfortunately for poor Mitzi her second owner was unable to cope with the overweight feline and she was sent back to the shelter.

She was trialled in other homes but simply couldn’t settle and again she was brought back to Woodside.

Volunteers at the shelter think all the yo-yoing back and forth between homes and the shelter is negatively affecting her.

The assistant Manager of Woodside, Lisa Darcy, said even though Mitzi has slimmed right down to 5.48kgs, it can be difficult for cats to lose weight while in a shelter and keep it off.

Mitzi the cat. Credit: SWNS
Mitzi the cat. Credit: SWNS

Lisa said: “We’re disappointed she hasn’t quite managed to find that match yet but she is so well loved by staff here.

“We will continue to stand by her and help with her diet. She is still quite barrel looking but we are half way their [to get to a safe weight]. She is a bit of a grumpy girl but with her weight loss and through gaining mobility that could change.

“She’s getting a bit fed up of it [coming back]. She’s like ‘great, I’m back here again’ and I think it is impacting her mentally as she can’t ever feel completely settled here. She needs a child free home, and she’s not keen on other animals either.

Mitzi the cat. Credit: SWNS
Mitzi the cat. Credit: SWNS

“We’re looking for a particular type of home and an owner who can’t be fooled by her cuteness or her eyes for Dreamies. We completely understand that circumstances change and we are grateful for [Mitzi’s past owners] for trying.”

Anyone able to help can call Woodside on 01752 347503.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

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