24/04/2012 08:42 BST | Updated 24/04/2012 08:49 BST

Two-Year-Old Overweight Cat Called 'Meow' Is 17kg, Needs A Good Home (VIDEO)

Meow has an awesome name, there's no doubt about that. Seriously, imagine calling your dog 'Woof' - now there's a good idea.

What's less of a good idea is the notion that letting your pet puss balloon to 17kg before giving him away was a sensible move.

Still, that's what's happened to this poor kitty cat, and it's Santa Fe Animal Shelter's job to get him back in shape and into a good home.

But what makes this all the more extraordinary is that this particular feline is just two years old - and that when you add up the numbers, Meow here is so heavy that the human equivalent would be 272kg, or around 43 stone.

In other words, this is one fat cat. But if you're interested in finding out more about the tubby fellow, head over to his animal shelter's website - but not before you check out this (ever so slightly slimmer) cat video gallery we've got for you below.