Our shelter director, Patti, has a special bond with our extra special kitties that need a little help finding their healthy shape. We should probably rename her office to the Patti Weight-loss Spa! She’s cared for many of them over the years, but one big little lady really stands out. Her name was Peanut Cluster.
Peanut Cluster came to us from Guilford County Animal Services. She was four years old and weighed in at over 21 pounds when they evaluated her. The staff at Guilford County started her on a weight loss diet and when she arrived at SAFE Haven in February of 2019, she weighed about 18 pounds. Peanut Cluster couldn’t groom herself properly, so she needed a little help keeping clean. She moved in with Patti and quickly became a shelter favorite. She had a couple of nicknames, “The Girl” and “PC” for short. She loved being brushed and petted and could often be found sitting in Patti’s lap. Staff and volunteers made sure to give her lots of love and chances to exercise. After about six months with us, she weighed about 15 pounds. It was time to help her find her fur-ever home.
In August of 2019, she was adopted by a wonderful lady who continued to help PC on her weight loss journey. We checked in on The Girl recently and are happy to report she is still very happy and healthy. She was renamed to Nui, which means “enough” in Hawai’ian (her cat mom is Hawai’ian) and can also translate to “plenty.” “She is enough of a personality that we only need one and because she was hefty, the name fit even better.” Nui has been using an auto-feeder so now she eats tiny portions many times a day. We are pleased to report that she now weighs in at 13 pounds! Way to go Nui!