Surrendered to a local shelter in early December, the 8-year-old cat was taken in by Lost Dog and Cat Rescue, a rescue group based in Virginia. Soon after, he traveled to his foster home in Washington, D.C.
His foster parents were intent on helping him lose weight, but when Wilford arrived, the large cat was struggling to eat. “He is insanely sweet, but he’s also confused, stressed out, and overwhelmed by all the changes in his life,” Jen wrote on Instagram.
"Transitions like this are difficult for any cat, and Wilford was no exception," she said. "He had just lost his family, home, and routine. He was in a new environment, with new people, new smells, new sounds, and other cats."