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Fat cat gets roomier kennel at shelter

May 28, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Move over Garfield! A stray cat in Vancouver, Washington has been given some extra space, because he is too fat to be comfortable in a regular kennel.The Humane Society says the cat, who weighs 31 pounds, was dropped off last Saturday and has actually lost weight since his arrival.

The shelter hopes the cat's real owner will claim the pet in the next few days. If not, Humane Society workers hope he will be adopted by a family that can give him exercise.

Kate Goudshaal of the Humane Society said that "because he's so large, with his large stature, it makes it very uncomfortable for him to be in a regular kennel situation because the kennel is essentially too small."

Goudshaal said that other than his weight, the cat has few health problems.

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