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Meet Meatball, a 36-pound abandoned cat

Phyllis Stark

Meet Meatball, a 36-pound abandoned cat

Phyllis Stark
CREATED Jan. 31, 2014

Experts say the average house cat should weigh about 12 pounds, but a cat three times that size recently turned up at a Mesa, Ariz., animal care center.

At 36 pounds, Meatball is too big to fit into a cat kennel, so he’s been spending his days in an office at the facility, which already has him on a strict diet. The obese cat is capable only of taking a few steps before he needs to rest.
 
Meatball is reportedly next heading to the care of a rescue group that specializes in overweight cats, where he will stay until he can be put up for adoption.
 

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