29 Pound Cat Found Wandering Streets With Matted Fur Saved; Is The Purrfect Gentle Giant!

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A whole lot of love was brought into the Pasadena Humane Society on Wednesday evening…in the form of one 29 pound cat!

Nicknamed “Chubbs” by the organization’s staff, the poor cat was found wandering the streets alone.

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The estimated 10 year old, male Himalayan mix had no ID, nor is he micro-chipped.

What he did have though, was matted fur all along his back, making it difficult for him to move around. How long the gentle giant was out alone in the world is unknown. Staff at the shelter spent hours carefully cleaning and shaving the cat.

The shelter is looking for his owner and have tapped local news teams for as much coverage as can be gotten. As of Saturday morning, a number of people have come forward with claims that he may be their missing cat. Because of this, the shelter has decided to delay the original date that Chubbs was to be available for adoption so they can investigate the claims thoroughly. 

Chubbs Adoption Day Update: Several possible owners have stepped forward to claim Chubbs. To thoroughly investigate…

Posted by Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA on Friday, June 15, 2018


Social media has spread far and wide and many people have already expressed interest in adopting the big loving cat if needed. 

A 29 pound cat was brought into the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA! The cat, nicknamed Chubbs, was in desperate need of grooming when he was found: https://abc7.la/2JKE4Vb

Posted by Veronica Miracle on Thursday, June 14, 2018


Whether the original owners are located or he is put up for adoption, the shelter’s adoption counselors will be onsite to review and/or provide training for his humans. They want to be sure Chubbs will have the best care for his unique factors.

He will need to be with a family that is willing to work closely with their veterinarian to form an ongoing plan for the cats health and well-being.

Dietary restrictions and an exercise regimen will be a primary focus. Cats with long coats such as his will also require regular brushing and grooming to avoid the painful matting that can occur. Due to his size, Chubbs may also have troubles grooming himself, with body parts being just out of reach. Hopefully the current skin irritations will heal with no future issues for the furry feline.

Photo provided by: Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.


While his fate remains undecided for now, he awaits patiently in a staff office at the building. Why not in the kennel area with the other animals? Because he doesn’t fit in the cages!

He is so large that to be cramped in a small space would make his healing process more difficult, both physically and mentally. It was decided that letting him have free reign in the office, where he can safely explore his surroundings, was best.

Chubbs has been sure to show his aPURReciation to the staff with long snuggle sessions and purrs!

29lb purr machine

29 pound purr machine! Chubbs is getting some much needed love and attention at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

Posted by Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA on Friday, June 15, 2018


We hope the next chapter in Chubbs’s life is with a caring and attentive family who will provide him with the best care possible.

Photo provided by: Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.


Please visit the Pasadena Humane Society located at 361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105 when looking to adopt a pet in the area! There are MANY other deserving animals available for adoption if Chubbs may not be the purrfect fit for your lifestyle…or more likely when he is immediately adopted!

You can read other heartwarming¬†HAPPY ADOPTION STORIES here that previous adopters shared with the shelter. #AdoptDon’tShop!

Photos: https://www.instagram.com/pasadenahumane/. A few of the adorably adoptable animals ready for you!

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