This 29-POUND Cat Was Found on a Busy Street

As the owner of not one, but two kittens—a brother and sister—who were rescued from a kill shelter, it’s hard for me to hear about any cat in any kind of shelter kennel. But then I heard about Chubbs, a 29-pound cat (yes, 29 pounds, roughly the size of three cats) who’d been found wandering the streets in California last week by members of the Pasadena Humane Society. His coat was matted and knotted, he was dirty, and in general, Chubbs was in not-great shape, as reported by People.



However, after he was taken in by the Pasadena Humane Society, Chubbs was cleaned up and groomed, looking like a fabulous 29-pound Himalayan cat should. But Chubbs’s owner hasn’t come forward yet—and if no one claims the lovely kitty by Sunday, the large feline will be put up for adoption. The search has been compounded by the fact that the cat was neither microchipped nor collared with an ID tag, making the search for his family all the more difficult.


And in a (kinda) funny twist, Chubbs can’t actually fit in the shelter’s kennels due to his, um, wide berth, so he’s posting up in the shelter office until he’s taken home by his current owners or a lucky new one.

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Rachel Zoldan

Rachel Jacoby Zoldan is a freelance writer and editor living in New York City with her husband two cats, Gerry and Cookie. (Who are, yes, named after a film about dogs.)

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