No fat dog story, but a fat cat story….

A 44lb cat was found wandering around Voorhees NJ, apparently abandoned. It was later learned that his owner lost her home due to foreclosure. The cat was turned in to the Camden County Animal Shelter.

Prince Chunk is mostly white, with orange markings. She became an overnight sensation, and even appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly, Good Morning America, and the Early Show.

Her weight is just 2 lbs shy of the record. Despite her obesity, the vet has given her a clean bill of health.

More than 400 families responded to adopt the fat cat! A New Jersey family with two other cats was selected to take Prince Chunk home. The shelter hopes that some of the responding families might consider adopting one of the cats in the shelter awaiting homes.