Last week, a fat cat who stole the hearts of people all over the internet found a foster home. After more than 3,000 applications poured in!
Mr. B, a 26-pound shelter cat – originally named BeeJay, went viral after the Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia posted a call for potential adoptees. The tweet was shared more than 14,000 time and the subject of numerous headlines, as people felt for the chunky Mr.B.
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
The Morris Animal Refuge said on Wednesday that the furry friend finally found a home and shared more than 20 of their kitties available for adoption.
“Sweet chunky Mr. B’s amazed by the huge outpawing of interest in him – over 3000 applications!” the shelter said. “He has a foster (maybe forever) home now – but so many other great adoptable cats need you.”
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
The shelter posted on their website that it was working with Mr. B’s new foster family, to help in resolving the health and behavior issues they might eventually encounter on the way.
“While the original goal is to make Mr. B’s forever home, the family provides him with a safe and comfortable environment while we learn more about him and his needs.” claimed the Morris Animal Refugee website.
The new foster family said that despite Mr. B’s issues, he seems very quiet and laid back – and very sweet!
The Morris Animal Refugee also said on their website that Mr. B’s viral post helped bring more than $1,800 in donations. Additionally, the shelter sold more than 400 Mr.b CHONK shirts.
“With all of this attention, we want to remind people that there are thousands of animals in shelters all across the country that need your help,” Morris Animal Refuge said. “Consider adopting one of these amazing animals. If you cannot adopt, foster. If you cannot foster, volunteer.”