When a man stopped to fix a flat tire on his car, he spotted a cat carrier by the side of the road containing a meowing cat. When he looked inside, he spotted Leo, a ten-year old Maine coon that weighed over 30 pounds.

Veterinary technician, LaTisha Lampley, 34, chose to adopt the flabby feline after caring for him at the animal rescue center and becoming attached to his lovable personality.¬†LaTisha, from Spring Hill, Tennessee said: ‘He is the biggest cat of his size frame with that much weight on him that I’ve seen.

‘King Leo is a wonderful, fun loving cat – he is ready to play, and loves to roll over and have his belly rubbed.’

King Leo is now on a weight loss program that includes exercising regularly on a treadmill and eating sensibly, which is something more people should follow as well.

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