Adopt Me! Full-Figured Cat Dee Dee Needs to Lose Big

08/01/2013 at 04:30 PM EDT

Adoptable Cat in Denver
Dee Dee the cat
Courtesy Dumb Friends League
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to extraordinary adoptable pets every week. Meet Dee Dee, a 27-lb. cat who's trying to get back on track.

In June, the full-figured feline was given up by her owner to the Dumb Friends League of Denver, Colo., with a lot of extra girth, likely due to overeating and consuming excessive amounts of treats.

She was quickly put into a foster home, her temporary owners tasked with helping her drop those first few pounds. Now, Dee Dee, who is 3 years old, gets daily exercise and is on a special diet for weight control.

"Overweight cats like Dee Dee are becoming a common sight at the Dumb Friends League and at shelters across the Denver area," says public relations manager Chris Gallegos. "This extra weight can lead to diabetes, liver failure and contributes to litter box issues."

To ensure she leads a happy and healthy rest of her life, Dee Dee will need an owner who's able to keep up with her new weight loss regime. If you're up to the task, contact the Dumb Friends League at (303) 751-5772.

Click here to meet last week's adoptable pet, Petey.

Adopting a pet is an amazing experience – and a big decision! Before bringing a pet into your home it's important to consider your family circumstances and do your research on breeds.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus

From Our Partners

Watch It

Latest Photos

Stars and Their Pets

Gavin's Pooch Pick-Me-Up

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters