Flagstaff woman adopting 28-pound cat from shelter

PHOENIX (AP) — A Flagstaff woman adopting a 28-pound cat says she plans to put him on a diet and exercise program.

The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/13ly3HJ ) reports that that Mary Barker decided to take Albert the cat after hearing about the fluffy feline through rescue groups on social media.

The cat had been left Aug. 3 at a Maricopa County Animal Care and Control facility in Mesa.

Barker says Albert is going to need a lot of daily work to get him back into shape.

Barker has worked before with special-needs animals, and an animal control spokeswoman says that’ll be helpful for Albert.

The 4-year-old American Shorthair cat is more than twice his ideal weight of about 12 pounds.

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