Ever since the emergence of social media in our daily lives, cats have taken the spotlight on our newsfeeds, timelines, and stories. Thousands of cat videos, GIFs, and adorable photographs are are being shared everyday.
There are also numerous Facebook groups dedicated to cat enthusiasts, cat adoption and animal refuge, and there’s even one group that exchanges content on fat cats alone.
And while we’re at the topic of fat cats, the Morris Animal Refuge has recently posted about a Beejay the cat, a two-year old and 26-pounder tabby that is looking for a forever home.
“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, and help this sad-eyed guy find happiness!”
According to the Morris Animal Refuge, Beejay the cat weighs and looks extra large because this beautiful feline is naturally big-boned. But with such face, they assumed, that it is also not impossible that this chonky of a cat was also given too many treats which contributed to his weight and shape.
Because of his chonkiness, Beejay gained many followers online, and a lot offered to adopt the giant feline. Even the Philadelphia Police Department offered to adopt him in case he wasn’t adopted.
The number of potential adopters grew in overwhelming numbers ever since the Morris Animal Refuge posted about the lovable Beejay both on Facebook and Twitter. Even the shelter’s main site even crashed because of the high interest for this giant cat. They posted a status on Facebook to give an update to everyone, especially those who showed interest in adopting Beejay.
According to the shelter, Beejay is due for a few more checkups with the vet until he can be welcomed in is future forever home. Until then, there are many more adoption sites you can visit if you wish to adopt a cat.
Thanks to the internet, animals who are in need of a new home and family, just like Beejay, are now more accessible. There are many more Beejays out there who are seeking for your love and care. Make sure to look up your nearest animal shelter!
UPDATED: We followed up on Beejay and found out that he already has a new ‘furrever’ home! His new family saw the original post on Facebook four hours after it was posted. They sent in their intention to adopt Beejay and they got approved. He has his own Instagram account if you want to follow his journey.
Watch short clip below to see more of Beejay the chonky cat: