Chubbs, A 29-lb. Cat Found Wandering the Street, Seeks Forever Home June 20 2018, 3 Comments
Meet Chubbs, a 29-pound purr machine that is on a journey to the perfect summer body - and the perfect forever home.
A good Samaritan found the nearly 30-pound Himalayan walking down a busy street in California and knew the struggling feline needed help. Covered in deep, painful mats on his back, it took staff at the Pasadena Humane Society hours to brush through the tangles, shave the mats, and get Chubbs clean and comfortable.
There's so much of Chubbs to love that he can't comfortably fit in the kennels at the shelter, so he's taken up residence in the shelter's office.
The Internet has fallen in love with the rotund Himalayan, and potential adopters are clamoring to meet him. And while it's clear that Chubbs once had a home where he was well-fed (too well-fed), he has no ID or microchip. The Pasadena Humane Society are still looking for his owner, but if no one claims the chunky feline, he will be put up for adoption on June 20th, 2018.
Staff at the PHS want those looking to adopt Chubbs to know that it's going to take a bit of work - and a healthy diet - to get him down to a healthy weight, which would be around eight to 12 pounds.
“We’re joking because he’s very rotund and fun and hard to lift, but really, it’s not very healthy for a cat to weigh 29 pounds,” said Julie Bank, CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA . “He has already been put on a diet here at our shelter.”
Whether an owner comes forward or he is adopted, notes the PHS, whoever takes him home will have to agree to that work so that he doesn’t develop diabetes or heart disease.
“He’ll need an exercise routine and certainly a weight loss plan and under the guide of a veterinarian,” Bank said.
For more information on Chubbs, please see the Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA.