Fat cat stuck in fence puts health issues in spotlight

01/10/2013 | Santa Cruz Sentinel (Calif.)

After a cat named Midnight was found lodged between fence posts, Santa Cruz, Calif., animal control officials took the opportunity to point out the dangers of overweight pets. "Feline obesity is nothing to laugh about," said shelter field services manager Todd Stosuy in a statement. Animals such as Midnight, who weighs 14.4 pounds, face greater risk of health problems including arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. A microchip reunited Midnight with her owners.

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