Fat Feline: Meatball Weighs in at 36 Pounds

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Phoenix (KPHO) — In human vernacular, “fat cat” is a wealthy and privileged individual, according to Merriam-Webster.

In the feline world, it means Meatball, a 36-pound cat surrendered to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control’s East Valley Animal Care Center in Mesa.

Meatball is “the biggest cat I have ever seen,” said Melissa Gable of the MCACC.

Despite his size, the affectionate Meatball can walk, but the shelter’s veterinary team said it is watching his health closely.

The shelter took in a 28-pound cat in August, and the largest cat on record was from Cairns, Queensland, which weighed in at 46 pounds, according to Guinness World Records.

MCACC staff said Meatball had apparently been shuffled from home to home before being brought to the shelter.

Meatball is so large, he can’t comfortably fit in the shelter’s regular cat kennels and is living in one of the administrative…

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