Gain a pet, lose the pounds: Fitness center offers pet adoption incentive

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Need a diet buddy as you prepare to shed those pounds for the new year? One South Carolina animal shelter may have the purr-fect choice.

"Purrsilla" is a female tabby who's been at the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach for six months -- and has packed on the pounds as she awaits a forever home.

So now, as an incentive to adopt the 13-pound domestic Short Hair mix, a fitness center in the area has made this offer: 10 free 1-hour personal training sessions to anyone who adopts Purrsilla. Officials with 'True Personal Training and Fitness' say that's a $420 value.

And that's not counting all the purrs and snuggles you'll get from your new fitness friend.
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