“We are devastated,” said Mary Martin, the Santa Fe shelter’s executive director. “We were in a race against time to get the weight off Meow before he developed complications from his morbid obesity and we lost.”
Meow started developing symptoms, but shelter vets didn’t jump to conclusions.
“When we first heard Meow wheezing, we attributed it to possible allergies or the fact that he was moving around more in his foster home but treated it with further tests and medications,” Jennifer Steketee, shelter vet and Meow’s doctor said. “Many obese people and animals wheeze when they walk, but we didn’t want to assume anything.”
Buh-bye furriend. I know you’re in a better place now.