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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
Kansas City municipal animal shelter received a 32-pound cat named Blue on Wednesday.
"He was surrendered by his owner in a duffle bag," Tori Fugate, a coordinator for the Kansas City Pet Project wrote in an email to KCTV5's Betsy Webster. "Beautiful cat, poor thing."
The owner also surrendered a 22-pound cat named Bella, saying he could no longer afford to care for either one of them.
Both cats have been placed on diets and aren't happy about being at the shelter. Blue primarily sits in spot while Bella has meowed some. She was able to take off when shelter workers took her out Thursday afternoon for a photo op for KCTV5.
The two cats have been sequestered from the other cats in an area just for the two of them. Both are about 4 to 6 years old.
Once their blood work is back, the shelter intends to place both Blue and Bella with a foster home. The cats cannot be adopted now, but the shelter is looking for foster homes. A rescue group may take them in the coming weeks, but foster care can lead to adoption.
Blue is a Siamese mix.
"He has bright blue eyes. He is just gorgeous," Fugate told KCTV5.com.
But he can barely walk.
"It takes two people to pick him up and move him around," Fugate said. "He has trouble breathing because he is so large. He really needs to be on a strict diet and he will require a lot of medical checkups."
Bella is a white and gray Tortoise with Siamese.
"She is very cute," Fugate said. "She is definitely more social of the two. Her eyes are bright blue too. She's very pretty."
She also needs to lose weight and get regular checkups.
"She's not in as bad of shape as Blue, but she's got a lot of weight on her," Fugate said. "But she moved really fast for as overweight as she is."
The shelter wants to do everything possible to keep Blue and Bella together. If you want to become a foster parent, click here for more information.
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