McDonald’s cat that loved burgers, and french fries, is now on a new diet and a second chance at life after the SPCA introduces food with actual nutrition.
The SPCA said he was so addicted to fast food, he was initially resistant to switching to a healthier diet, according to a report by TVNZ in New Zealand.
The abandoned cat was named Frankie by McDonald’s staff and customers, after he became a regular guest in search of scraps of the fast food.
Luckily, Jessica Watson, an SPCA field officer who eats at the McDonald’s noticed Frankie’s declining health.
“Everyone knew to keep an eye out for him. You would go through the drive-through and ask for a burger for you and an extra patty for Frankie,” Watson said.
She began to fear for the cat’s life after she noticed his swollen face and matted coat.
“He wasn’t overweight,” said Watson, “but McDonald’s wouldn’t meet the nutritional requirements for a cat.”
The former fast food junkie is currently in good health, thanks to the SPCA.
“When I first took him home, he refused to eat anything because it wasn’t McDonald’s,” Watson said. “I would put pet food down, and he would give me a look like, ‘What is that?’”
This happy-go-lucky cat is currently up for adoption.