Texas Fat Cat Slims Down To 34 Pounds

DALLAS (March 8, 2013)--An obese stray cat found wandering six months ago near Dallas has slimmed down to a svelte 34 pounds and the veterinarian overseeing his care is adopting him.

Dr. Brittney Barton said Friday that the orange tabby dubbed Skinny is doing well on a special diet designed to help him lose weight and increase his metabolism.

Barton says she became attached to the onetime 41-pound cat she was treating at an animal orphanage and last month he became part of her family.

Skinny joins Barton's husband, three children, a dog and another cat at the residence.

Barton says Skinny gets along great with the other animals, can jump up on a couch and runs to his food bag at feeding time.

She said the house has long hallways that provide good exercise for Skinny.

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