Sarasota, Fla. – (August 30, 2016) – Cat Depot and Hills Prescription Diet have teamed up to help the adoption center’s “chubby” cats loose some extra pounds.
Dr. Eva Ojolick, Cat Depot’s Clinic Veterinarian, contacted Hills in an effort to help seventeen of the shelter’s cats shed some much needed weight. “Some cats may not be as physically active as others, with age and health being the two largest factors as to why. It is our duty as their caretakers to provide them with everything they need to be happy and healthy while they reside at the shelter.”
The eight week challenge will focus on seventeen of Cat Depot’s heaviest kitties. A cat is deemed ‘heavy’ when their current weight exceeds recommendations for their breed, age and frame size. Hills has donated a supply of their canned and dry Metabolic Prescription Diet to last throughout the eight-week challenge for all seventeen cats.
Scott Haley, Territory Manager for Hills Pet Nutrition expressed excitement at the opportunity to give back to the area’s feline population. “As a company, Hills’ belief is that we should give back whenever we can. Cat Depot provides these cats with so much more than shelter. They provide first class health care, comfort and love. It is our pleasure to partner with them on this ‘Chubby Cat Challenge’ and we look forward to seeing the results!”
Visitors are encouraged to stop by Cat Depot over the next eight weeks to see the progress of the Challenge firsthand. During their visit, guests can interact with the cats one-on-one and hopefully find a new feline friend to join their family. The adoption center is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m
About Hills Prescription Diet – Metabolic
Hills Prescription Diet Metabolic is clinically proven to reduce body weight by 11% in two months. The nutrition of Metabolic works with each cat’s unique metabolic response activating the body’s natural ability to burn excess body fat and affect calorie utilization. The Hills Prescription Diet Metabolic maintains an effective and safe rate of up to 1-2% body weight loss weekly during the weight loss period. For more information on Hills Prescription Diet Metabolic, visit http://www.hillspet.com/en/us/products/pd-feline-metabolic-prescription-diet-dry
About Cat Depot
Cat Depot, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) no-kill, free-roaming facility, is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned and injured animals. Cat Depot’s mission is to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education needed to improve the destiny of homeless cats. Cat Depot supports more than 130 cats and kittens on any given day. Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cat Depot operates the Rose Durham Cat Care Clinic, open to the public by appointment only, Mondays-Saturdays. Cat Depot is located at 2542 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34234. For more information, visit www.catdepot.org, or call (941) 366-2404.