PHOENIX - The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control recently received a 36-pound cat at one of their Valley shelters.
"Meatball" was surrendered to the East Valley Animal Care Center in Mesa. MCACC said the cat was transferred from different homes.
Meatball is not available for adoption at this time. They are working on getting him into a rescue organization that helps overweight cats, MCACC said.
Meatball is too large to fit into a kennel so he is staying in one of the offices where he can live comfortably.
According to MCACC, the 36-pound cat is extremely friendly and can comfortably walk despite his weight.
In 2013 MCACC received a stray cat weighing 28 pounds. The largest cat on record is a 46-pound cat from Queensland.