Associated Press, Published May 07 2012
Nearly 40-pound cat in New Mexico dies
The Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society said Monday that the orange and white tabby died over the weekend, likely from complications from his morbid obesity.
Last month, Meow's 87-year-old owner could no longer take care of him, so the pet was turned over to a shelter in southeastern New Mexico that called the Santa Fe shelter for help.
Meow had been placed with a foster family.
It's not clear how the feline was able to gain so much weight in just two years. Adult cats typically weigh between seven and 12 pounds.
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