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A Tale of Two Obese Foster Cats and the Lengths We Went to Save Them

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, pets, protection, cats, obese )

- 2004 days ago -
When their former owner dropped Bella and Blue off at a shelter, all we could provide was love.

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. (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 9:32 am
Like letting your child become morbidly obese, letting your pet become so is also a crime. My oldest is 18lbs, and it's been very hard to get him to lose weight with 2 others; although he is in good health, he's also 10.

. (7)
Monday December 24, 2012, 11:12 am
There is no excuse if you love animals to let your cat reach 32 lbs. I have a 17 lb. cat I was free more. I hand feed a little at a time, he's 8 and I want him to live a long life.

Robert O (12)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:21 pm
Thank you Cher.

Iveta cer (41)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:28 pm
Poor cats :( . I will never do that to my animals i will be with them up to their last day i love them so much :) . Thank you Cher

michelle t (41)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:34 pm
Poor cats.That is animal abuse.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:58 pm
Noted. Ohhhh, poor Blue! What a rough life he had, so many health problems. However, his foster mom really loved him. I can't believe that last vet, he should not be in the business of taking care of animals. As for Bella, I'm glad to hear she's doing so well. Thanks so much, Cher!

Thomas P (280)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:00 pm
Noted...very sad. Praying for Bella, and blessings to Meagan.

Ingrid A (524)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:14 pm
I wouldn't let my cats get that big either. Very sad.

Isabelle J (81)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:16 pm
Poor cats !

Ruth M (235)
Monday December 24, 2012, 2:44 pm
It's amazing how many people are killing their animals with kindness but are oblivious to it!!!!

Natalie V (27)
Monday December 24, 2012, 3:21 pm

Teri P (105)
Monday December 24, 2012, 3:53 pm
We need more foster moms and dads like Rachel and Meagan. They are heroes.

But that veterinarian... not.

janet f (29)
Monday December 24, 2012, 4:21 pm
I adopted a very large orange cat from a shelter. I had no idea what hepatic lipidosis was or that the cat could die from it. I spent hundreds of dollars on vet bills and a feeding tube but Melon died a few months after I got him. Cats should never be allowed to get so obese that this could happen to them. It broke my heart that I couldn't save this poor cat.

Barb Knight (1688)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:06 pm
Poor baby Blue. All my cats were slender like me. God bless the women that took them in. Thnx Cher.

Diane B (275)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:10 pm
thanks Chjer

Pamela C (75)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:03 pm
I'm not sure how this could happen, but pretty sure it wouldn't if the person had had support from other animnal lovers and thank goodness for those that did finally help the cats.

Marie W (67)
Monday December 24, 2012, 8:10 pm
Read story- would sue that heartless vet!

Dianne D (490)
Monday December 24, 2012, 9:18 pm
I hope this vet is reported to the news and the Vet board. God Bless Blue and Bella. I agree, Americans are such a throw away society. We need to make those breeding their pets to take responsibility and have to take the animals they produce back no matter how old or sick they are. If people knew they would get these animals all back, they will think twice about breeding their pets. If there were no more homeless pets, then people like the one who turned the cats in, wouldn't be able to have any more animals.

Tanya W (65)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 3:47 am
Noted! a pets life is so precious and is for all their life not until you give up and give them away. My children will be with me for all of their naural life and let me just say that it will never be long enough!! Rest in peace Blue and much hope is sent to you Belle.

Danuta W (1250)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 4:07 am

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 5:01 am

Kath P (9)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 5:37 am
I see this type of thing all of the time. People just leave a giant bowl of food sitting around 24/7. Most of the people who do this don't wash either the food or water bowls...they just keep topping them up.

Jaime Alves (52)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 5:47 am

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 6:33 am
What was done to these two kitties is called Animal Abuse!
May God remember Blue.

aj E (164)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 9:15 am

Julie E (405)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 11:01 am

Great comments above. Most everything was said that I was thinking after reading the story. Blue did not have to die the way he did. What was wrong with that vet!

. (0)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 12:38 pm
Jeez, I don't own pets but to overfeed or neglect an animal that obviously for whatever reason is just irresponsible and the owner should have been reprimanded. It says she had two other cats that were normal in weight. Why were these two so overweight then. Does it have anything to do with the breed? I think that's a question that needs answering. Bella's a pretty cat and I'm glad to hear she's well.

Faye Swan (23)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 1:45 pm
Noted - it's too easy to get a pet! It would be great if you had to prove you we're going to be a responsible owner before getting a pet.

James Merit (144)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 5:45 pm
Rest In Peace precious Blue and bless baby Bella.

irene davis (74)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 11:23 pm
RIP dear Blue, it took your whole life to experience real love, good bless Megan.

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 2:33 am
How can these people sleep at night with such a dirty conscious!

Donna Hamilton (159)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:33 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 1:30 pm
This story just broke my heart. People are so heartless and cruel. Blue did not have to die. If his former owner would have just taken the time and effort to take care of both Blue and Bella from the beginning, Blue would still be alive today although who knows what kind of life they were leading with the horrible person that didn't care enough to take care of them in the first place. That person has no business owning cats at all.

Carol H (229)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 5:19 am
poor babies!!

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:59 am
TY Cher.
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