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Guess who just left with his new family?! Bazooka Joe, who is now named King Augustus. Quite suiting for a portly gentleman such as himself. Congratulations big guy! #bodypawsitive #spcawake #bazookajoe #spcaofwakecounty #adoptacat #homewellgo #raleigh #northcarolina #adoptacat #nc
This is Bazooka, an orange tabby cat. The 5-year-old cat was delivered to a shelter after his owner died of old age. The said owner had dementia, so it was most likely that he forgot when he fed his tabby cat, and so he always filled up his bowl when he saw it empty. This caused Bazooka to weigh 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.
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.
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).
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(Image Credit: SPCA of Wake County/ Instagram)