After becoming a viral star on Twitter, a chunky rescue cat has a new foster parent after receiving more than 3,000 applications.
Last week, Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia tweeted photos of one of their residents, a 26-pound cat named Mr. B, hoping to get him adopted. The plus-size feline captured the hearts of thousands of animal lovers shortly after the tweet went out. As of this writing, the post has over 14,500 RTs and 50,000 likes.
OMG, big boi Mr. B is a CHONK. He’s a chonk of a chonk. He redefines the term. Can you guess how much he weighs? More importantly, can you give him a home? Adopt this jumbo-sized package of fluff & love: https://t.co/v8aB6PzBbL. Please RT to help this sad-eyed guy find happiness! pic.twitter.com/tquRuvRaws
— Morris Animal Refuge (@MorrisAnimal) August 22, 2019
Chonk is an understatement. He’s the size of toddler Simba.
Morris Animal Refuge provided an update on Wednesday and the news is good: Mr. B went home to a foster who could end up being a permanent parent.
Sweet chunky Mr. B’s amazed by the huge outpawing of interest in him – over 3000 applications! He has a foster (maybe forever) home now – but so many other great adoptable cats need you. Here’s a thread of ours. Let’s make it go viral too. Adopt and RT for Mr. B and all the cats! pic.twitter.com/063Mtk0qTP
— Morris Animal Refuge (@MorrisAnimal) August 28, 2019
DO YOU SEE THE CHONK IN THE SINK?
As NBC News reports, the shelter is working with the foster parent on properly addressing Mr. B’s health issues so the adoption process goes smoothly. The cat was surrendered by his original family because they could no longer care for him.
Mr. B has also helped raise more than $8,300 in t-shirt sales as Morris Animal Refuge released a limited-edition “Chonk” t-shirt. You can order one from Bonfire.
Photo credit: Twitter