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Heavy cat Mr Pickles loses almost half his weight

Mr Pickles before and after Image copyright Scottish SPCA
Image caption Mr Pickles is almost half the cat he used to be

A heavy cat has lost almost half his body weight at the Scottish SPCA's Aberdeenshire centre.

Stray Mr Pickles was 12kgs when he arrived in July last year.

Staff at the Drumoak centre put the cat on a strict diet and exercise regime and he has now reached 6.5kgs.

Assistant manager Debbie Innes said: "Mr Pickles has been at the centre for over a year now and has become something of a local celebrity."

She added: "It's extremely important owners keep their cats at a healthy weight. Anyone concerned that their pet may be overweight should consult their vet."

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