Viral “Chonk” Cat Has Been Adopted 

Mr. B stole the hearts of millions after his photo went viral. The whopping 26-pound cat rose to stardom after Morris Animal Refuge of Philadelphia shared his story online in hopes of finding the colossal kitty a home.



The hefty heartbreaker has medical complications which cause his unusually large size. Despite his struggles, he is said to have a heart just as big as his ample frame. These factors, combined with the sad look in his eyes and adorably chubby cheeks, created a perfect storm of cuteness overload that managed to crash the shelter’s website.


Mr. B’s adorable photos and unfortunate story drove cat lovers crazy, which in turn gave him a long list of options for his new life. He had over 3,000 applicants eager to adopt him after his photos went viral. Morris Animal Refuge has been committed to ensuring that they select the perfect fit for this extra special cat.


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Mr. B Update! Mr. B received over 3,000 applications and inquiries! Our small, but mighty, staff has been working tirelessly to place Mr. B in the best situation possible. Mr. B has some underlying health and behavioral issues that will need exceptional care and attention. Because of this, we have placed Mr. B with one of our dedicated foster families who has experience working with cats that have behavioral and medical issues. This family hasn't just dealt with these issues in other cats, they have embraced them. We will continue to work with this foster family to help them work through Mr. B's issues. While the goal is to make this Mr. B's forever home, the family will be able to provide him with a safe and comfortable environment while we learn more about him and his needs. We want to thank everyone again for the enthusiasm for Mr. B. While we wish we were able to respond to everyone individually, we are a very small staff and don't have the bandwidth to do so. We will keep everyone updated throughout his journey on our social media accounts!

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This social media storm landed him with a family dedicated to taking care of his medical needs and providing him with all the love and affection he deserves.


Mr. B now has his very own customized t-shirts available to help support the other adoptable animals in the shelter.


It’s easy to say that Mr. B takes the cake for the world’s cutest “chonk.”



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Emily Konwick

Emily is WildCatFiona's momma. She is a junior at the University of Kentucky studying psychology. When she's not in class, she spends her free time running Fiona's Instagram page. She also loves writing and keeping up with pet-related current events!

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