Little Dude the 33-Pound Rescue Cat Battles a Big Problem

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Little Dude, a 33-pound domestic shorthair cat, is too big for his bed. (Credit: Don Leach/Daily Pilot)

Little Dude, a 33-pound domestic shorthair cat, is too big for his bed. (Credit: Don Leach/Daily Pilot)

They call him Little Dude, but he’s got a big problem.

At 33 pounds as of his last weigh-in, the filled-out feline has a dark gray coat that, when he lies on his considerable belly, makes him look not unlike a baby seal.

But his average-size face, marked by big, soulful eyes and thick stripes of silver and black, hints at the slimmer 15-pound cat that lives beneath.

The goal, said Angela Jackson-Brunning — who is fostering Little Dude at her house in Costa Mesa — is to slowly get the cat down to a manageable weight before he is adopted by a “forever family.”

Potential adopters can view Little Dude’s Facebook profile to check on his progress.

More information on adoption can be found at WAGS Pet Adoption.

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Angela Jackson-Brunning picks up Little Dude, a 33-pound domestic shorthair cat that she is fostering in her Costa Mesa home until he can get in shape for adoption. (Credit: Don Leach/Daily Pilot)

Angela Jackson-Brunning picks up Little Dude, a 33-pound domestic shorthair cat that she is fostering in her Costa Mesa home until he can get in shape for adoption. (Credit: Don Leach/Daily Pilot)

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