Meet Meow, a large tabby cat with unique walking style that can be attributed to his weight. At two years old, Meow is almost 40 pounds, making him much bigger than the average cat. The Santa Fe Animal Shelter has taken on the responsibility of helping Meow shed some pounds and regain his fitness. The feline was surrendered by his previous owner, who is now 87 years old and could no longer care for him. The shelter in southeastern New Mexico then sought the assistance of the Santa Fe facility in nursing Meow back to health.
Meow, a lovable two-year-old tabby, sadly passed away a month after being taken in by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. The cause of his death was complications arising from obesity. Despite his weight, Meow’s innocent and adorable face made him look cute. The shelter put him on a special diet to help him lose weight and assigned him to a foster family. Their aim was to help him shed at least 10 pounds so that he could be put up for adoption. The shelter will post updates on Meow’s progress on their Facebook page. It is still unknown how Meow gained so much weight in just two years as adult cats usually weigh between seven and twelve pounds. Ben Swan, the spokesperson for the shelter, explained that feeding cats a single food item such as meat, which is not nutritionally balanced, can lead to overeating and cause unhealthy weight gain.
Meet Meow, a 2-year-old tabby cat who has gained quite a following due to his weight of over 39 pounds at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter in Santa Fe. While he’s not the heaviest cat in the world (that title belongs to an Australian tabby named Himmy who tipped the scales at almost 47 pounds), Meow is still a pretty big kitty. Guinness World Records has stopped accepting applications for the heaviest cat due to concerns about promoting overfeeding animals. So, Meow is undergoing blood tests to make sure he doesn’t have any underlying health issues, and the shelter is working on creating a special diet to help him gradually lose weight. Like humans, overweight cats can develop health issues such as heart and joint problems. Although he’s a sweet cat, Meow finds it challenging to play and tires easily. The shelter is committed to helping him get healthy and happy.