Not all fat cats are captains of industry. Some are just pudgy ones.

But one British charity is taking a weight-and-see approach to pet obesity by holding a contest for some of the country’s most overweight animals.

The Pet Fit Club, which is being organized by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), will use a Biggest Loser-like competition between 18 lard-bottomed animals, including 11 plump pooches, five corpulent cats and two rotund rabbits, according to

Together, the heavyweight housepets weigh a whopping 335 pounds, the equivalent of 380 cans of dog food. These overweight overachievers included Fifi the cat, who tips the scales at 20.5 pounds, and Merlin the Border Collie, who weighs a whopping 93 pounds.

As part of the contest, PDSA vets will advise the pets’ owners on how to get their four-legged fat friends back on track with specially tailored diets and exercise programs.

One owner, Dee Doyle, admitted that it wasn’t until recently that she realized that the extra weight that was being carried by her cat, Maverick, was affecting him.                             –HP