Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

36lb cat too large for shelter

A shelter employee holds Meatball, a 36-lb cat (Maricopa County Animal Care and Control/AP)

An animal shelter in the US has received a 36lb cat which is too big to fit into its kennels.

Meatball was handed into a shelter in Phoneix, Arizona, where he is currently staying in an office.

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control said the cat is not available for adoption - i nstead, the shelter is trying to place him with a rescue organisation that helps overweight cats.

The shelter says Meatball is extremely friendly and can comfortably walk despite his weight.

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