Princess Chunk, the 44-pound stray fat cat found wandering in Camden County, New Jersey, will make her national TV debut Thursday morning on “Live with Regis and Kelly” and “Good Morning America” on Friday.
UPDATE: It turns out that Princess Chunk is actually a boy named Powder. The Camden County Animal Shelter says the cat’s owner came forward to say she had to abandon the tubby tabby because her home was foreclosed.
Shelter director Jennifer Anderch says the older woman recently lost her home and could not keep the 10-year-old cat, whom she called “Powder.”
It also turns out that the princess is a prince. A veterinarian who checked the cat Thursday on “Live with Regis and Kelly” determined it’s a “he.
Holy crap! How does someone lose a 44 lb cat?
The 44 lb. fat cat was found waddling around Saturday without a collar in Voorhees. The Camden County Animal Shelter hope to find Princess Chunk a good home.
“She’s built like a quarterback,” said Deborah Wright, a shelter volunteer and current foster owner of the kitty. “I mean, how do you lose a 44-pound cat?!”
Shelter officials named the fat kitty cat “Princess Chunk.”
The largest and fattest cat on record weighed 46 pounds, 15 ounces. That cat, who lived in Australia, died in the 1980s. The Guinness World Records has since dropped the category, fearing cat owners might harm their animals in an attempt to break the record.
Princess Chunk’s owner has until Saturday to reclaim her. After that, Princess Chunk will be eligible for adoption.
Despite all the media attention surrounding the large cat, no one has come forward to claim her.
The animal shelter has already received five or six adoption applications for the chunky cat, and the shelter says she will be adopted out, they do not euthanize unclaimed pets.
The 44 lb cat, Princess Chunk, will be on “Live with Regis and Kelly” tomorrow, as they are hoping to find her owner or at least a good home.