Another portly kitty is making news for his extra fat cells. This one has been living in a Sacramento animal shelter since his owner gave him up in August. The cat, appropriately named Titantic, was 33-pounds when he arrived at the shelter this summer. Titanic’s new, healthier diet has helped him shed one pound, according to shelter workers.
MSNBC says the porky kitty has become a fixture at the animal shelter, sleeping on people’s feet throughout the workday. The people who work there have grown attached to him, so they’re not immediately trying to find him a home.
Prince Chunk, the 44-pound puss who turned up at an animal shelter in New Jersey, became a media sensation when he stepped onto the scale. He was adopted and his owners say he’s lost some weight too.
I can’t decide if this is cute or disgusting: a 44-pound cat found her way to an animal shelter in Camden County, New Jersey this week. The cat, dubbed “Princess Chunk” by the shelter, was found outside without a collar according to Newsday. The newspaper says the largest tabby on record lived in Australia and weighed in at 46 pounds, 15 ounces. It died in the 1980s. The big kitty (pictured above with her foster mother) is on hold until Saturday in hopes that someone will reclaim her. If no one does she will be eligible for adoption. Shelter workers suspect that the cat could have a thyroid problem. “She could pass for a dog!” foster mom Deborah Wright told Gannett News. All I can say is WOW.