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Fat cats for sale at bargain prices

Published 05/06/2011 | 05:34

An Ohio animal shelter with an abundance of chubby cats is having a sale on its fattest felines
An Ohio animal shelter with an abundance of chubby cats is having a sale on its fattest felines

A US animal shelter with an abundance of chubby cats is having a sale on its fattest felines, hoping a discount entices potential owners to take one home.

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The Capital Area Humane Society in Ohio said the fat cats are on sale this summer for 15 US dollars each or two for 20 US dollars, instead of the usual 70 US dollars adoption price.

Development manager Mary Hiser said the cats packed on the pounds before arriving at the shelter, and the extra weight can cause them health problems.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that nine of the shelter's 55 cats are overweight. Volunteers keep them in an area that offers extra room to run and burn off calories.

The largest cat is a six-year-old black-and brown shorthair named Zebe, who weighs 23lb.

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