Meet Meow, The Fattest Cat in America
By KRISTA WICK
April 24, 2012
Tipping the scales at nearly 40 pounds, shelter cat Meow has been making the media rounds all week with veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Steketee by his side, all in the noble quest to find a responsible new owner for the hefty two-year-old feline.
Since being surrendered by his elderly owner last week, Meow has traveled far and wide from his native New Mexico, even making his national news debut Monday morning on The Today Show.
Reportedly, the orange-and-white Tabby affectionately known as "the fattest cat in America" can blame a diet of hot dogs for his unruly curves.
While there is no shortage of volunteers willing to take in the chunky cat, Meow must reach his goal weight of 30 pounds before he can officially be listed for adoption.
Watch the clip above to see the famous feline in action!
Additionally, you can keep up with Meow's weight-loss journey on the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society's Facebook page or at the shelter's website, here.