This famous fat cat isn’t the only one waiting for a home!

fat cat photo.jpgIf you watched Live with Regis and Kelly or read USA Today yesterday, you probably saw the story about the 44 lb. cat rescued by the Camden County Animal Shelter in New Jersey.

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

126,940 cats

on Petfinder still waiting for their forever homes — and they don’t have the benefit of press coverage! And there are enough

extra-large cats

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:

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Furrever Friends

in Woodbury, NJ, has been waiting for months for a forever home

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Cream Puff


Burlington County Animal Alliance

in Burlington, NJ, has one green and one blue eye

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Tabby’s Place

in Ringoes, NJ, “isn’t fat; he just has an enormous frame”