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?
- Posted on January 30, 2014