“He’s a chunk of a chunk” Morris Animal Refuge wrote about the adorable BeeJay, who is in need of a home.
A huge, charming cat is causing havoc on the internet, or at least the website of the animal shelter where he’s up for adoption.
The heavy tabby, BeeJay, was photographed in the arms of animal care worker Lacy Curtis at the Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia.
BeeJay is 26 pounds, and while the shelter says he’s “genuinely big-boned,” he’ll probably need to shed some pounds for his health.
Dan Solomon, the shelter’s social media coordinator, told HuffPost through Twitter, “He’s a *very* enormous cat, and also overweight.”
BeeJay was given to the shelter on Tuesday by a family that could no longer care for him, according to Solomon.
“From what we’ve observed of his disposition thus far, he appears to be extremely peaceful, laid back, and nice,” Solomon said.
BeeJay’s popularity has grown so much since the photographs went viral on social media that the shelter’s website was collapsed by a flood of individuals looking for additional information. Solomon noticed that the website was still down as of Thursday night.
Fortunately, more information about BeeJay and the rest of the shelter’s animals is still available on Petfinder for anyone interested in adopting him.
And if BeeJay’s internet fans and lovers are any indicators, he won’t have any trouble finding a place to call home.
Morris Animal Refuge revealed Thursday on social media that Mr. B. has been placed with a foster family after receiving over 3,000 adoption applications.
The shelter said, “Mr. B has some underlying health and behavioral difficulties that will require exceptional care and attention.” “As a result, we’ve placed Mr. B with one of our caring foster families who has worked with cats with behavioral and medical difficulties before. This household has not only coped with but also accepted, these concerns in other cats.”
The shelter hopes that the foster family will become Mr. B’s “permanent home” in the future.