AZ: 36-pound cat needs to lose weight before 9 lives are up
POSTED: Monday, February 3, 2014 - 6:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 3, 2014 - 9:12pm
PHOENIX, AZ (NBC NEWS) — Meatball is so much more than the average kitty.
The 4-year-old domestic shorthaired lives in an office and relieves himself in a Rubbermaid under-bed storage container because, at 36 pounds, he's too large for a normal cat's accommodations.
Meatball was surrendered to an animal shelter in Mesa, Arizona on Tuesday morning and then sent to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control shelter in Phoenix where he is receiving extra attention intended to reduce his sizable weight.