The cat, 2 lbs. shy of the world record, was dubbed Princess Chunk until it was learned he was a male named Powder, abandoned by his owner when she lost her home to foreclosure.
Shelter director Jennifer Anderch tells the New York Post, “The phones have been ringing off the hook. We’ve gotten about 800 phone calls already from people inquiring about [him].”
Cute story, and Powder will most likely go to a great home. But that’s not all there is to it.
There are another
on Petfinder still waiting for their forever homes — and they don’t have the benefit of press coverage! And there are enough
in the Northeast alone for all 800 people who inquired about Powder to adopt a chunky feline of their own.
Here are just a few: