Fat Cats Offered at a Discount: Are They Cute or Unhealthy?

Living 2011/06/09 16:44:10
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Looking for a new furry friend? You can get one for just $15 -- if you don't mind a few extra pounds.

Fat cats are on sale for $15 apiece or two for $20 at the Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus, Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Sound ridiculously cheap? It is. It normally costs $70 to adopt an adult cat from the Humane Society -- but these tubby tabbies need homes more than others.

"The best thing we can do for them is get them out of here and running through someone's home so they can get some exercise," development manager Mary Hiser told the Dispatch. "We want them to have a healthier lifestyle."

The cats didn't get fat at the Humane Society -- they came in that way, thanks to overfeeding and lack of exercise. And sadly, more and more cats given up for adoption are obese.

"Some people think it's cute," Hiser said. "They don't realize it can lead to their cat needing insulin shots or having early heart failure."

Do you think fat cats are extra cute? Or dangerously unhealthy?

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  • Caramelu 2011/06/10 01:17:07
    All of the above
    It is very unhealthy but at the same time cute. I have an affection for most animals and feel sorry for...plump cats.
  • Adam 2011/06/10 00:41:47
    I feel bad for it

    feel fat cat

    Poor thing needs a wheelbarrow to move! How is that cute!? You people are sick.
  • Justin.Long 2011/06/10 00:27:47
    All of the above
    my friend had 2 of the fattest cats I think Ive ever seen now these cats loved to climb and they loved to jump off things and they would do this repeatly and it was funny becuase every once in a while you'd hear a loud thund a meow then a few seconds another thud (from the other cat)
  • kittymnda 2011/06/10 00:13:42
  • SexySid... kittymnda 2011/06/10 05:24:24
  • kittymnda SexySid... 2011/06/10 16:37:54
    ...like a boss lol
  • Anna 2011/06/10 00:06:27 (edited)
    And I'm the only one in the world today that can fix that naturally. Geez though. My mom works 12:30 - 8 Tuesday-Thursday (3 days), my dad: some 20 miles away (work) 7 pm - past 3 a.m, no sister here or anything, just 1-2 dogs, no money for cellphone stuff here (can't even afford regular cable right now seemingly) and no landline of my own. Live in Ohio too. Can I help you online?? Will you be willing to do and change what I say?? Hmm, maybe I can live down there. That would mean moving about 2.5 hours south
  • SexySid... Anna 2011/06/10 05:26:36
    WTF?? stfu
  • Anna SexySid... 2011/06/10 06:46:11
    I can take care of that. Don't tell me to shut up my brain!!!!!!!!
  • Deborah 2011/06/09 23:56:54
    They will usually have Leukemia or cancer or something when they get fat like this.
  • GUY LAKEMAN 2011/06/09 23:54:20
    sad and unfair to treat and animal like that !!!
  • Jo 2011/06/09 23:53:27
    All of the above
    its adorable, but its just as unhealthy:( poor lilltle things:(
  • YvetteMaldonado 2011/06/09 23:47:12
    they are cute, but being that heavy would shorten their life span and give them an unhappy life if they had health problems. poor guys, they cant even move well....
  • Samey<3 2011/06/09 23:23:24
    unheathy wat kind of ques. is this
  • cUpPyCaKeS 2011/06/09 23:22:04
    i have one but i got like that
  • orbiteater 2011/06/09 23:17:50
    Just give them to a hotdog company. they'll put the cats to good use.
  • Jane Doe 2011/06/09 23:13:29
    All of the above
    Jane Doe
    So ugly it's cute.
  • SmexiLexi[; 2011/06/09 23:00:55
    Over fat cats are gross!!
    well i personally thinks are gross all the time... unless they are kittens
    but being fat... tht just adds an extra EWWW
  • Rachel 2011/06/09 22:57:26
    I always feel sorry for the cat. Some cats get fat due to illness, and I understand that it's difficult to exercise a cat. Owners don't tend to be able to take them on walks like they can their dogs. However, feeding a healthy, low-calorie diet, at the correct portion amount is important for all cats, but particularly for those cats that tend to gain weight more easily than others. And, while we can't exercise them as easily, some of the lazier cats still react to teasing and playing with feathers, strings and whatnot, so that may be an option to keep them a little more active than they would otherwise.
  • Jon Peter 2011/06/09 22:52:53
    Jon Peter
    For a boa constrictor well.....thats another story.
  • wtxwoman 2011/06/09 22:51:18
    All of the above
    There are reasons for cats to get that fat that has nothing to do with the amount of food they eat. My big cat weighs 30 lbs and I thought he was big, but no where near like the one in the picture.
  • MyChemicalCasey 2011/06/09 22:50:07
    its a shame that a person could let them get so overweight :(
  • ~The Girl Next Door~ 2011/06/09 22:46:55
    All of the above
    ~The Girl Next Door~
    I can't help it, their just soooo cute lol!
  • animelover123 2011/06/09 22:46:20
    All of the above
    Cute yet bad
  • ★misfit★ 2011/06/09 22:40:46
    All of the above
    Sure they look cute, but pet owners really need to make sure their pet stays at a healthy weight. There are some cases where the animal just tends to be fat, but it's usually the fault of an irresponsible owner.
  • Sofahead 2011/06/09 22:30:18
    Why was there any question?
  • 00P 2011/06/09 22:29:35
    To much of anything is unhealthy, unless it is sex, lol...always time for lovin!
    Can you tell I have had a few, lol...oh well!
  • katiekat 2011/06/09 22:12:51
    All of the above
    It's probably not healthy but they are cute!
  • Crazy Feet 2011/06/09 22:12:48
    Crazy Feet
  • Panda 2011/06/09 21:56:35
    Fat is unhealthy...period.
  • TasselLady 2011/06/09 21:49:44
    !#$$#!$# it! I meant to say UNHEALTHY. These fat cats are a heart attack and stroke waiting to happen. People who let their animals get to that point don't deserve to have them in the first place. My ex-boyfriend's mother is like that. She would feed my ex-boyfriend's Jack Russell anything to the point where she'd look like a stuffed sausage. We couldn't get it through her head that she was making the little dog unhealthy, and I didn't want to see this dog suffer and die before her time. Some people you can't talk to about anything, especially when it comes to animals and their health.
  • smartgirl 2011/06/09 21:49:02
    All of the above
    they may be cute but it's unhealthy. If you love your fat cat put it on a diet. It is hard on their frame and can cause complications later in their life.
  • Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll 2011/06/09 21:46:04
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    No different than people.
  • kitkat42 2011/06/09 21:45:57
    Just as fat humans would be considered unhealthy.
  • rand 2011/06/09 21:35:20
    I don't find obesity in any form to be "cute".
  • WickedPippy 2011/06/09 21:35:28
    All of the above
    Fat animals
    Fat animals
    Fat animals
    Fat animals funny
    Poor Little Buggers...not a very fun life when you can barely move...(kinda funny though)
  • sfxd 2011/06/09 21:24:18
    Stick them in the basement with just water and a litter box.
    They'll find the mice you didn't know you had and come up in a week just a bit trimer.
    stick basement water litter box mice week trimer fat cat and mouse
  • Incognito 2011/06/09 21:21:56
    I think it is very sad to see a cat that fat, it does not reflect well on the owner.
    sad cat fat reflect owner fat cat
  • NastySugarSweet 2011/06/09 21:17:44 (edited)
    doing behind my back

    stealing food
  • Kirby 2011/06/09 21:14:01
    All of the above
    I love cats... I just can't eat a whole one by myself....especially these, they would feed a family of 6! LMAO!!!

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