Fat cat in Dallas now 34 pounds, adopted by vet

Fat cat in Dallas now 34 pounds, adopted by vet

Credit: East Lake Pet Orphanage Facebook

Dr. Brittney Barton holds "Skinny" before he lost seven pounds at the East Lake Pet Orphanage. He now weighs 34 pounds.

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Associated Press

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 6:34 PM

DALLAS, Texas (AP) -- An obese stray cat found wandering six months ago near Dallas has slimmed down to 34 pounds and been adopted by the veterinarian overseeing his care.

Dr. Brittney Barton, of the East Lake Veterinary Hospital, said Friday that the orange tabby dubbed Skinny is doing well on a special diet to help lose weight and increase his metabolism.

Barton says she became attached to the onetime 41-pound cat she was treating at the East Lake Pet Orphanage and last month he became part of her family. Skinny joins Barton's husband, three children, a dog and another cat at the residence.

Barton says Skinny gets along great with the other animals, can jump up on a couch and runs to his food bag at feeding time. She says the house has long hallways that provide good exercise for Skinny.
 

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