April 21, 2012 in Nation/World

N.M. feline one fat cat

Associated Press
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Dr. Jennifer Steketee holds Meow, a 2-year-old tabby, at the shelter in Santa Fe, N.M.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Meow can’t help but waddle. He’s one super-sized cat.

The 2-year-old orange and white tabby tips the scale at nearly 40 pounds, and the Santa Fe Animal Shelter is on a mission to get the feline back into shape.

Meow’s 87-year-old owner could no longer take care of him, so the pet was turned over to a shelter in southeastern New Mexico that called the Santa Fe shelter for help.

Meow has been placed with a foster family. He’ll be on a special diet so he can start shedding some pounds. The goal is for him to lose at least 10 pounds so he can be put up for adoption.

Adult cats typically weigh between 7 and 12 pounds.

The fattest cat on record is a tabby from Australia named Himmy who weighed almost 47 pounds.

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