Animal shelter has a “Meatball” of a cat

Animal shelter has a “Meatball” of a cat
Associated Press
Associated Press
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 is named "Meatball." He is temporarily staying in an office at the shelter. The shelter's standard kennels are too small for Meatball.

The cat is not available for adoption. Instead, the shelter is trying to place him with a rescue organization that helps overweight cats.

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

Critical thinking challenge: Why won't the shelter let a family adopt Meatball? Does a typical family have what it takes to deal with an overweight cat?


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I also feel bad for the cat it is huge that would be so sad. I hope that some day that the beast of a cat meatball will get adopted and it would get old being that fat .

Meatball is a huge cat, i think he's a little too big to be a house cat. He is sure out of the normal, how can a cat get to big. The shelter is right to not put him up for adoption. I find him to be cute, but imagine how much it would cost to feed him. This is very unhealthy for a cat, at least he can still walk comfortably. The shelter should make big kennel just in case of something like this happening. I hope that with putting him in the rescue organization he loses weight so that a family can adopt him, since he's extremely friendly.

I think that it is not right to not adopt a cat because he is overweight. I think that the cat can be up for adoption to anybody who feels that they want to have the cat.

if the kennels are to small why not get him a bigger one. And they can try to give him less food and make him exercise more so he can loss weight faster.

I think they should get bigger kennels for meatball he is a big cat. It's not right if they don't! I really think they should.

This article is about a fat cat in Arizona. The cat was taken to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in Phoenix, Arizona. The cat, nicknamed meatball, weighed in at 36 pounds. He currently stays in the office of the animal shelter because he is too large to stay in any of the cages. Soon he will be taken to a rescue organization for overweight cats. He is currently to large for adoption. This is an interesting article because a cat over twenty pounds would be a very large cat but this one is 36 pounds.

This article is about a meatball of a a cat. The cat was found in Arizona and weighs 36 pounds. His name is Meatball. The cat is living in an office at the animal shelter because the regular size kennels are too small. The cat is not available for adoption because he is overweight and requires special care. I like this article because it is about a friendly cat who is fat.

This article is about a fat cat in Arizona. The cat was taken to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in Phoenix, Arizona. The cat is nicknamed meatball and weighed in at 36 pounds. He currently stays in the office of the animal shelter because he is too large to stay in any of the cages. Soon he will be taken to a rescue organization for overweight cats. He is currently to large for adoption. This is an interesting article because I have never seen or heard about an overweight cat

I want a cat that big. I wonder if its belly is squishy like jello.If I had a cat like that I wonder if it would actually lay with me at night and leave my hamster alone.

That's one big cat it's 36 pounds and his name is Meatball. He's probably not up for adoption because he's weighs a little much for a house cat.