If you think that an elephant is a fat animal then wait till you take a look at this cat. Weighing at the unbelievable weight of around 32-pounds, Sprinkles is currently known to be the America’s fattest cat. According to her care-taker Stacy Olandt, Sprinkles is grossly over-weight because she basically belongs to the domestic short hair breed. The cats belonging to this breed usually possess small to medium body frame. Sprinkles should not weigh more than 14 pounds but despite such a small frame, her body weight is beyond normal.
Sprinkles is facing extreme health issues at such obscenely heavy weight. Stacy is of the opinion that most of the people meeting Sprinkles for the first time find her to be very cute and pudgy. But Sprinkles is not Pudgy in fact she is facing a serious health condition. Due to her heavy weight, Sprinkles was not able to walk properly. Sprinkles was rescued by the “New Jersey County Animal Shelter”; currently she is residing in the care of “SOS Sea Isle City Cats”.
Stacy says that they didn’t knew anything regarding the previous owners of Sprinkles but the only thing she knows is that her previous owners were extremely careless about Sprinkles’ health. Stacy thinks that Sprinkles was not given proper care and was left alone to feed over anything she wants that’s why she became over-weight.
When Sprinkles was rescued, she faced various health problems at the same time including fleas, ear-mites and urine burns on the back. But her heavy weight was the issue that overcame all the other health issues. Due to her weight, Sprinkles is receiving immense pressure on her heart, feels pain in joints and can’t walk.
When Sprinkles arrived at the shelter, she was fed with cat food in a very careful manner due to which she started losing weight and can now roll-over on her own. Sprinkles is currently living in a dog-crate inside the shelter, getting high quality help from the volunteers and waiting to be adopted by a loving and caring family.