Meet Bazooka, An Overfed And Obese Cat Whose Life Changed Once He Met This Marathon Runner

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Meet this lovely and chunky cat named Bazooka. An orange tabby. He is five years old and was delivered to a shelter after his owner died of old age. The owner had dementia and most likely forgot when he fed Bazooka, so he always filled up his bowl when he saw it empty. This is the reason Bazooka weighs over 35 pounds (around 16 kilograms)! That is a lot of weight for a cat. However, we shouldn‘t be mad at the previous owner, he was trying his best to take care of and love Bazooka.

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When he arrived at the shelter, he needed a lot of medical care. He was even carried in by two of the employees that were genuinely surprised by his size. This chunky cat needed to start his weight loss journey to become healthier, happier, and to do all the normal things cats do.

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Image credits: spcaofwakecounty

Image credits: spcaofwakecounty

Bazooka was soon heading to a new home to a trained foster family that would monitor his health and help him lose those extra pounds. In one video we can see him trying to climb the stairs. With the love and support of his foster parents, he achieved that goal. Slowly but surely, he started losing weight.

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Bazooka being picked up by his new, loving owner

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When Bazooka’s health became better, he was finally ready to go to his new family. His new owner fell in love with him the first moment she saw him! It was a very sweet sight. Soon, Bazooka had a new name that is quite fitting for a cat with his stature—King Augustus (A Roman statesman and military leader who became the first emperor of the Roman Empire). Congratulations to this wonderful cat and his new owner. We hope that King Augustus will be happier than ever.

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Here he is losing weight in his new home

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Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/bazooka-fat-cat-new-home-spcawake/

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