A loveable, overweight tabby cat who was brought to the North Shore Animal League recently after his owner died will soon be up for adoption, though potential owners must prove that they intend to keep him on a diet.
When the nearly 40-pound cat, named Garfield, was brought to the shelter on May 31, the entire staff immediately was smitten with him, according to North Shore's website. He loves to roll over for belly rubs and has a sweet disposition despite his imposing size, the site says.
Veterinarians say Garfield appears healthy apart from his weight.
North Shore's medical and behavioral experts are providing Garfield the care he needs, and once he is ready, the organization’s adoption specialists will make sure he finds a permanent, loving home -- preferably one that cuts down on the kibble.
Visit North Shore's Facebook page for updates on Garfield.
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