Meet Andre the giant cat who weighs about 25 lbs! This rescue stray has not only become the mascot for a pet supply store, but he also has helped a lot of other kitties get adopted.
Andre the Giant Cat was found roaming around downtown Firplay, Colorado in November. “Within a month of us having him, people coming in to see him and to visit, the adoption rate for the rescue skyrocketed,” said Miyuki Takeda, owner of High Paw Pet Supplies.
Part of the store is dedicated to animal adoption. After Andre was adopted by the store, they received more than a dozen applications for adoption.
At the time, Andre weighed about 20 lbs. According to the vet, he was underweight and needed to stay at the shelter to get up to a healthy weight.
The store owner fell in love with Andre and decided that they would make Andre their store cat. “When he first came to us, he showed a lot of signs – he acts like a hybrid,” Takeda said.
“We think perhaps he has Savannah in him – those are huge cats,” Takeda added.
One of his first visits to the vet! They thought he was the biggest cat they had seen.
Andre checking all the shelf items by the cat isle.
Getting a bath during a break from work.
Isn’t he the biggest stray you have ever seen?
Watch Andre in action: