"Whatever position she's in, she's stuck. She can barely move"
Sprinkles may have had too many kitty cupcakes in her life.
The people taking care of this sweet 33-lb. cat aren’t sure how she got so big, but they are looking to help her slim down, according to PressofAtlanticCity.com.
Sprinkles was discovered in a foreclosed home with ear mites, a flea infestation and an infection. She is now under the loving care of S.O.S. Sea Isle City Cats in New Jersey and is feeling better, but she still has some hurdles to overcome.
“Whatever position she’s in, she’s stuck. She can barely move,” said Stacy Jones Olandt, a volunteer at S.O.S. Sea Isle City Cats.
“We’ve seen fat cats at 20 to 25 lbs., but this is just obscene. Cats, by and large, don’t overfeed themselves. This is similar to a 600- or 700-lb. human that should weigh 180 lbs.,” she continued.
The 4-year-old kitty has trouble rolling over and grooming due to her extra weight, but the staff at shelter hope to get Sprinkles moving again soon. For the next several months, the kitty will be put on a closely monitored diet so she can lose weight at a healthy rate.
While there is a lot of Sprinkles to love, she also has a lot of love to give.
“She’s sweet, sweet, sweet,” said Olandt.
The staff at the shelter hope the feline’s affectionate personality will land her a forever home with an owner who’s willing to help the cat continue to slim down. If you’re interested in becoming that person, contact S.O.S. Sea Isle City Cats.