A hefty feline named Wilford found his way to a nearby animal shelter in search of a brighter future.
Meet Wilford, an 8-year-old feline who had to find a new home when his owner could no longer take care of him. When he arrived at the shelter, he was in a sorry state: matted fur, filthy, and carrying excess weight. The poor cat needed urgent medical attention and someone to take him in. Fortunately, Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation, located in Virginia, came to his rescue. A volunteer named Jen (@pokeypotpie) took him in as a foster, but Wilford was understandably overwhelmed by all the changes. Despite this, he’s a super sweet kitty who just needs a helping hand.
At the moment, Wilford weighs 28 pounds, which is twice as much as his ideal weight of 14 pounds. It might take him a few years to shed off the extra pounds and reach his target weight. Prior to embarking on his weight loss program, Wilford had to deal with some health challenges. He visited the veterinarian several times to receive treatment and extra medical attention until his health condition improved.
After Wilford regained his strength, efforts were initiated to assist him in gradually reducing his weight. The aim was for him to lose half of his body weight eventually. The team involved in his care expressed their gratitude for the chance to interact with Wilford and described him as a pleasure to be around. A video related to the topic can be found below.
Jen found a type of wet food that Wilford enjoys eating regularly. In addition, she noticed that he has a fondness for catnip and catnip toys. Despite his limited mobility, Wilford displays playfulness and curiosity towards a feather wand, which Jen believes can help him get some exercise.
Lying on his back is one of Wilford’s favorite things to do when he feels secure. According to Jen, he enjoys this position so much that he does it often and can switch from it at will. Additionally, Wilford is a big fan of being petted and will start purring almost immediately.
Wilford has a vibrant personality despite being a kitten at heart. He always gets excited whenever he spots his favorite toy and is always ready to play. You can witness Wilford’s adorable behavior in the video below:
According to Jen, who spoke to Love Meow, Wilford has an endearing nature and loves cuddles. Even from a distance, you can hear him purr loudly. Despite his tough times, Wilford remains affectionate and kind-hearted.
Wilford is a friendly feline who adores snuggling up on a cozy lap whenever he has the chance. Whenever it’s time for his meals, he moves with lightning speed and nothing can obstruct him, not even the stairs. “There’s an incredibly calming and fulfilling feeling that comes with petting Wilford. He relishes it so much, and it’s gratifying to observe him unwind and feel at ease. He would be a fantastic therapy cat!”
The adorable feline is consistently cheerful and growing more energetic and frisky with each passing day. Before long, he’ll be prepared to discover a permanent, affectionate household to accompany him on his adventures.