July 31, 2008

Porcine Feline in Need of a Home

The Associated Press

BLACKWOOD, N.J.

Talk about New Jersey's fat cats.

A 44-pound feline was found waddling around Saturday without a collar in Voorhees, and officials at the Camden County Animal Shelter hope she gets a nice - and diet-friendly - home.

"She's built like a quarterback," said Deborah Wright, a shelter volunteer and current foster owner of the kitty. "I mean, how do you lose a 44-pound cat?!"

Shelter officials are calling the porky cutie "Princess Chunk."

The largest tabby on record weighed 46 pounds, 15 ounces. That cat, who lived in Australia, died in the 1980s. The Guinness World Records has since dropped the category, fearing cat owners might harm their animals in an attempt to break the record.

Princess Chunk's owner has until Saturday to reclaim her. After that, the weighty pet will be eligible for adoption.

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