Turns out, the economy is the reason a 44-pound cat found lumbering the streets of New Jersey became homeless.
The Camden County Animal Shelter said the cat's owner came forward to say she had to abandon the tubby tabby because her home was foreclosed.
Shelter director Jennifer Anderch said the older woman recently lost her home and could not keep the 10-year-old cat, whom she called "Powder."
I feel bad for the elderly owner who lost her house...but is abandoning the cat the best idea? Cheap cat food doesn't cost much, and cats don't eat much..oh, uh, most cats don't eat that much.
Maybe it's not a financial issue, but because of where she had to move to? Still, don't leave animals to wander people!
Here's the chunky one on Regis and Kelly.