Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NJ (less) fat cat living the high life

The tale of Prince Chunk has a happy ending.

NJ (less) fat cat living the high life


Remember the sad tale of Prince Chunk, the tubby New Jersey feline found roaming the streets of Voorhees last August? At last, the fairy tale ending has arrived.

The white-haired cat, whose large girth gained him worldwide attention, was left homeless after his owner lost her home to foreclosure. We learn today that he has officially been adopted.

The Damiani family of Washington Township finalized the paperwork in February, though they've been caring for the cat since last summer, according to the Associated Press. Chunk's fifteen minutes (or more like 22 pounds) of fame landed him appearances on several talk shows and the New York tabloid covers.

But - good news - Chunk has lost about two pounds, tipping the scales at just over 20 pounds and he's getting along swimmingly with his new animal siblings: a kitten and three dogs.The Damianis are working to establish a foundation to help struggling pet owners avoid giving up their pets due to the financial crisis.

Inquirer Staff Writer
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