Arizona shelter has 36-pound cat named "Meatball" - KMSP-TV

Arizona shelter has 36-pound cat named "Meatball"

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"Meatball" the cat weighs 36 pounds "Meatball" the cat weighs 36 pounds
PHOENIX -

An Arizona animal shelter has a rather large cat on its hands.

The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control recently received a 36-pound cat at one of its shelters in the Phoenix area.

The cat named "Meatball" is temporarily staying in an office at the shelter because he's too large to fit into a standard kennel.

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

UPDATE: Meatball is headed to the Companion Pet Clinic in Gold Canyon, Arizona.

"The folks at Companion Pet have taken animals from us in the past and they specialize in assisting pets that are in need of medical attention.  Meatball will stay with them at the clinic where he will receive veterinary care and TLC.  Once they feel he has lost enough wait and is suitable for adoption, they will handle the process of finding him a loving family," stated MCACC's Melissa Gable.

Online:
www.maricopa.gov/Pets
www.goldcanyonvet.com

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