A 29 pound oh-so-chunky feline named Lasagna was abandoned in a dog crate.
Lasagna, whose name was inspired by cartoon cat Garfield’s favorite snack, was abandoned in a dog crate at the animal shelter last Sunday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
ACCT PHilly posted a photo of the overweight cat on social media saying, “someone who can help her lose the #quarantine15 and become a healthy and happy cat.”
As cute as she may be, Lasagna’s obesity puts her life at stake. Shelter staff say.
“She’s unfortunately very overweight, which can create a lot of medical issues,” Sarah Barnett, ACCT’s director of development and communications, told ABC affiliate WPVI. “She’s very sweet, but she really does need to find a home that can help her lose the weight.”
After posting, Lasagna’s photos went viral with people from around the world commenting. Even Stouffer’s, the brand famous for frozen foods, stepped in to support!
“We hope she finds a home!” the brand wrote on Twitter, before sharing an adoption incentive of their own. “To the family who adopts Lasagna: we will send you a bunch of lasagna!”
In under a day the shelter released a statement that Lasagna found her new home! I don’t know if it was the free lasagna offer but this very special kitty now has a new family dedicated to helping her get in shape!
“She went to an amazing home dedicated to helping her get to a healthy weight,” the shelter wrote alongside a photo of Lasagna with her owners, the Hammer family from New Jersey. “Thank you to EVERYONE who spread the word, we are so happy she will get the care (and veterinary and diet support) that she needs.”
Share your love for Lasagna in the comments and share her story far and wide! Thank you to her new family for stepping in to save her life! You guys rock!