Published May 07. 2012 4:00AM Updated May 07. 2012 9:54PM
Ben Swan, Santa Fe Animal Shelter/AP Photo
Santa Fe Animal Shelter veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Steketee holds Meow, a 2-year-old tabby at the shelter in Santa Fe, N.M., Thursday, April 19, 2012. Meow, arrived at the shelter weighing in at over 39 pounds, after his elderly owner could no longer care for the feline. The shelter planned to put the cat on a special diet so he can lose weight gradually. Adult cats typically weigh between 7 and 12 pounds.
Editor's Note: The Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society said Monday, May 7, 2012 that the orange and white tabby died over the weekend, likely from complications from his morbid obesity.