Cats come into shelters for any number of reasons. Tara and Truffles were both picked up as strays; Sashi was brought to the shelter by her owners of 9 years because of "changes" in their living situation. Sadly, many cats in shelters have a harder time getting adopted because of their age, health issues, behavior problems, even their weight. Tara and Sashi both fell into the senior and overweight categories. Tara's Petfinder profile even labeled her "large".
Please take a moment to watch Stoli's success video. Stoli was adopted from Dumb Friends League in Denver. As a plus-sized cat, Stoli was enrolled in the Hill's Science Diet Perfect Weight Challenge. While at the shelter he lost 2 1/2 pounds in 5 weeks, then upon adoption he went home with a free bag of Perfect Weight food, and is now continuing his weight loss journey with his new family.
Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Perfect Weight dry cat food provides breakthrough nutrition formulated to help your cat achieve a healthy weight and improve quality of life. Cats at a healthy weight are less prone to develop weight related issues, and live happier, healthy lives. Over 70% of cats lost weight within 10 weeks when fed this nutrition. Real chicken is the #1 ingredient which supports healthy weight loss and maintains lean muscle. Ideal for multi-cat households, Perfect Weight simplifies feeding by helping heavy cats reach a healthy weight while providing balanced nutrition to leaner cats. For those of us who prefer to feed our cats wet food, Perfect Weight Chicken and Vegetables Canned Food is available. All products are available to purchase at Pet360, and there is an additional discount with Autoship.
With the help of the Hill’s Food, Shelter, & Love Program shelters are able to turn a cat from unadoptable, or difficult to adopt, to a pet that people walk into the shelter and point to and say, “That is the cat for me!”