#9 Ulric: A 30-Pound Cat (UK)
Ulric the Norwegian Forest cat is twice as big as he should be. Weighing in at a whopping 30 pounds, this fat cat was the heaviest finalist that the PDSA’s fitness competition has ever had on their show.
Despite his diet, Ulric hit 17 pounds by the time he was 15 months old. The problem is that Ulric loves to eat. If he isn’t satisfied with his meal, he’ll just amble over to his sister Ulla’s bowl. So his owner, Jan Mitchell of Dorchester, UK, enrolled him in the pet fitness competition.
Mitchell has also tried to get Ulric moving by putting him on a leash. At her wit’s end, Mitchell turned to the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, a U.K. veterinary charity. Ulric was one of 21 overweight animals this year who were put on a strict six-month diet and exercise regimen.