Looking for a fat cat? This gigantic cat is up for adoption

Looking for a fat cat? This gigantic cat is up for adoption
Walter, the 28 pound cat. (Photo courtesy Oregon Humane Society)

PORTLAND, Ore. – At 28 pounds, Walter is no ordinary cat. In fact, he’s one of the biggest cats to ever be up for adoption at the Oregon Humane Society.

Walter’s owners had to give him to the humane society when they moved into an apartment that doesn’t allow cats. Now he’s up for adoption and during a special promotion can join your family for just a $12 fee.

Even though his extreme girth might make Walter extra cuddly, the humane society is looking for an owner who can help him lose weight.

“This cat is looking for a workout partner to help him lose weight in the new year,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS executive director. “Obese cats are no laughing matter, and we will give a free bag of low-calorie cat food and a laser pointer for exercise to whoever adopts Walter.”

Harmon said more than half of the cats in America are overweight, which can lead to a number of health problems.

Beginning Jan. 12 all OHS adult cat and rabbit adoption fees will be reduced to just $12.  Adoption fees for cats are usually $55 - $85 and $35 for rabbits. The adoption fee for pets includes spay/neuter, an identification microchip, initial vaccines, one month of pet insurance, a free veterinary exam and plenty of support and information from OHS.

The “Lucky 12” promotion runs through the end of January.

Visit the Oregon Humane Society website