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Giant ‘Catasaurus Rex’ Cat Rescued from Shelter

Meet Pickles, a giant 21-pound shelter cat that was recently rescued from an animal shelter and has quickly been gaining fans online.

Nicknamed “Catasaurus Rex,” Pickles was adopted by Emily Zervos and Andrew Milicia after discovering him at a Boston MSPCA shelter.

“He’s actually probably bigger than a lot of small dogs,” Milicia said. “He takes up a whole section of the couch, as opposed to a cat that could just sit in the corner and just be next to the arm.”

A video featuring Pickles and his new owners has already been viewed over 400,000 times online. Check it out above.

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12:58AM PDT on Oct 24, 2014

Thank you!

5:42AM PDT on Jun 5, 2014

Lovely cat!

6:06AM PDT on Apr 1, 2014


5:33AM PDT on Apr 1, 2014

That is one big kitty! But so cute!

11:04AM PDT on Mar 30, 2014

Beautiful cat. I am glad he now has a home that appreciates him and loves him. Cats come in many sizes ... so I am not amazed by his size. It is sad that two previous families had returned him due to his size.

3:18AM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

My aunt adopted an SPCA cat. He became as big as a seal, partly because of feeding and partly because of his breed. We thought it was a wonder he did not get stuck in his cat door! And his name was Cuddles too.

5:43AM PDT on Mar 12, 2014

Ashley h- do you realy have the need to earn butterfly credits by putting you comments in 9 different boxes???

11:23AM PDT on Mar 10, 2014

Cool and cute!

10:21AM PDT on Mar 10, 2014

He is so beautiful!

9:52AM PDT on Mar 10, 2014

Well hopefully he's now got a decent home and he' going to be loved. Its a nice ending for a tubby cat. Bless him he's gorgeous.

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