(CBS) — A 35-pound cat turned over to a rescue shelter in Washington D.C. has found an adoptive home, mere hours after advocates posted pictures of his plumpness online.

The former owners of Symba, a 6-year-old orange cat, gave him up recently, and the Humane Rescue Alliance took him in.

The organization alerted the public on Twitter that the sweet and mellow — albeit large — kitty was available for adoption and would need to be put on a slow-but-steady weight loss program.

It didn’t take long for one woman to be smitten by the mega-kitten. Within a day, Symba had a new family, ready to keep him on the straight and narrow.

Pictures courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance.


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