Fat cat named Symba finds a new home
In this photo provided by the Humane Rescue Alliance, Symba, a 6-year-old, 35-pound tabby in held in Washington. (Humane Rescue Alliance via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, June 16, 2017 7:26PM EDT
WASHINGTON -- A tubby tabby named Symba needed an adoptive family -- and probably to lay off the treats.
Happily, he's found a family.
News outlets report that the 6-year-old cat arrived last week at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington. WTTG reports Symba tips the scales at 35 pounds (16 kilograms). Symba's previous owner moved to an assisted living centre and couldn't take him along.
Symba is 15 pounds (7 kilograms) heavier than his goal weight and is working to slim down. He exercises on a cat wheel and is fed out of food puzzles that are designed to slow down a cat's eating.
Shelter staff says Symba currently can't take more than a few steps without losing his breath.
The shelter tweeted Friday afternoon that Symba has been adopted.
We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for Symba. We're even more thrilled this sweet kitty found a loving, new home today! pic.twitter.com/Va6oI7N7f4— Humane Rescue (@HumaneRescue) June 16, 2017