Fat cat too big for kennel

'Meatball' weighs 36 pounds

Published On: Jan 31 2014 08:11:07 AM EST
PHOENIX, Arizona -

An animal shelter is trying to figure out what to do with a fat cat named Meatball that weighs a whopping 36 pounds.

Meatball is the largest cat ever turned in to the the Maricopa County Animal Control shelter.

In fact, he's too big to even fit in shelter kennels. Meatball currently calls a staff member's office his home.

Despite the extra weight, workers at the shelter say Meatball can walk comfortably.

The shelter is now trying to get Meatball to a center that helps heavy cats lose weight.