37-pound cat gets home: A massive kitty named Biscuit was taken in by a Missouri family, it was reported.
A 37-pound-cat who has spent the past year in a St. Louis-area animal shelter finally found a new home.
Workers at the St. Charles County animal shelter said that recently, there were more than 100 offers for the cat, named Biscuit, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Last week, the cat was taken in by Ed and Lisa Pyatt of Eureka. The couple also adopted another obese cat named Max several years ago.
Ed told the paper that Max needs a buddy.
“We adopted Max from the Humane Society about five years ago, and he needs a buddy,” he told the paper. “Biscuit will be a perfect friend for him.”
After the Post-Dispatch published a story about Biscuit, news wires and other media picked up on the story. This lead to adoption offers from as far away as Canada, Ohio, and Arizona.
Pyatt, however, said he was unaware of Biscuit’s Internet celebrity status.
“We had no clue, but now we’re finding out that he is kind of a big deal,” Pyatt told the paper.
There has been some debate over whether Biscuit is the fattest cat in the world, but there have been examples of even fatter cats.
Another obese kitty, Meow, appeared on the “Today Show” after being put up for adoption in New Mexico. However, the cat started having trouble breathing and died of pulmonary failure last year.
Guinness World Records said the world’s heaviest cat weighed 47 pounds, but the organization stopped giving out awards to the fattest animals.
There is also a 40-pound cat named Garfield, who lives at a shelter near New York City.
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