Published: Mar 01, 2013 11:33 AM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis-area animal shelter is housing a really fat cat that needs a new home.
    
Biscuit weighs in at a whopping 37 pounds - a normal adult cat weighs 10 to 15 pounds. He is morbidly obese and that is a concern for officials at the St. Charles Animal Control shelter.
    
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/15VQRvf ) reports that the shelter has put Biscuit on a diet.
    
Little is known about the cat. He is neutered and is believed to be about 4. He has had two previous owners - the first liked to feed Biscuit treats.
    
Officials at the shelter say Biscuit is sweet-natured, but any prospective owner will need to keep him on a strict diet.
    
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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