PORTLAND -- One of the biggest cats ever seen by staff arrived at the Oregon Humane Society Thursday night.

After his previous owners moved, 29-pound 'Stuie' was being taken care of by a foster parent. Now the shelter is working on finding him a new home.

Obese cats are no laughing matter, and we will give a free case of low-calorie cat food and a laser pointer for exercise to whoever adopts Stuie, said OHS executive director Sharon Harmon in a news release to KGW.

Approximately 53 percent of cats in America are considered to be overweight, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.

Overweight cats are a growing problem in the United States and cats are especially at risk for a number of disorders such as feline diabetes.

Officials warn weight loss plans for cats need to be approached carefully and should be monitored by a veterinarian.

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