This fat cat really DID get all the cream! Portly pussy Large Marge is saved by rescue centre after being dumped in rubbish near Sainsbury’s
- Fat cat nicknamed ‘Large Marge’ was found next to a recycling bin at Sainsbury’s
- She is being cared for at Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home in Plymouth in Devon
- Animal home has previously taken in Bopper the Whopper and Hattie the Fatty
- Staff put Marge on strict diet to help her lose weight before trying to rehome her
A fat cat nicknamed ‘Large Marge’ is being cared for at a rescue centre after being abandoned in rubbish near a supermarket.
The tubby tabby was found inside a pink carry case, left in the rain next to a recycling bin at a Sainsbury’s store.
She is now being cared for at Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home in Plymouth, Devon, where staff are urgently trying to track Marge’s medical records.
The animal home has previously hit the headlines for taking in homeless overweight dogs Bopper the Whopper and Hattie the Fatty.
A fat cat nicknamed ‘Large Marge’ is being cared for at a rescue centre after being abandoned in rubbish near a Sainsbury’s supermarket
Collie Bopper the Whopper (pictured left) and Hattie the Fattie (pictured right before weight loss) are also looked after by staff at the Gables Farm Dogs and Cats home in Plymouth
Staff at the home have now put Marge on a strict diet to help her lose weight before trying to rehome her.
Deputy manager Ruth Rickard, 52, said: ‘She’s a lovely cat, really loving and caring. All we know is that she was found next to the clothes recycling unit at Sainsbury’s.
‘She was brought into us after being found and we took her in.
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She’s twice the size she should be, normally it’s a cat that’s been allowed to eat too much, or she’s been fed the wrong food. It’s most likely to be overfeeding.
‘Now she’s in our care we can get the weight off her, but overweight cats do have health issues.
‘We’ll put her on a calorie controlled veterinary diet and get her to do some activities including playing.
Hattie (pictured before weight loss) was put on a strict diet by staff at the Plymouth animal shelter and has managed to shed half her body weight
‘We use their natural behaviour to help them lose weight, cats love to run, jump and chase so we will use toys to encourage that to help her shed the calories.’
Staff have shared a picture of Marge on Twitter alongside an appeal for witnesses.
The RSPCA said it receives ‘tens of thousands of calls’ every year about abandoned animals including cats, dogs and horses.
‘Abandoning pets should never be seen as a solution to a problem, as pet owners do have a responsibility to care for their animals appropriately,’ a spokeswoman said.
‘It’s also important to make sure microchips are kept up to date so if your pet becomes lost they can be quickly reunited with you.’
The tubby tabby (left) was found inside a pink carry case, left in the rain next to a recycling bin at a Sainsbury’s store (right) in Plymouth
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