Shelter Seeks Owner of 31-Pound Stray Cat, Will Soon Hold Drawing For its Adoption

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A North Carolina shelter is seeking the owner of a hefty 31-pound cat who was turned in as a stray. 

Chatham County Animal Services posted a picture of the cat to their Facebook on Monday in an attempt to find its owner.

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“Does anyone know this cat? He is 31.4pounds! He clearly had someone feeding him but was brought in as a stray cat,” they wrote on their page.

The animal is reportedly too large to fit properly in a kennel at the shelter and is being held in one of their offices. 

The normal weight of a cat is reportedly between eight to ten pounds. 

“We have never had a cat this big in the 10 years I’ve been here,” Ginny Jenrette of Chatham County Animal Services, told KWQC. I also worked at a veterinary clinic prior to this and the largest cat I had seen there was 26 pounds.”

The Facebook post of the huge cat has since gone viral and has been shared more than 13,000 times. 

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No one has reportedly come forward to claim the feline, but the shelter has received several adoption offers. 

The shelter said in a Facebook post that they plan on holding a drawing to choose who will adopt the cat because it will “need some pretty extensive vet care,” including an exam, blood work, and a diet plan.

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