According to Barsik’s Instagram page, the cats found themselves homeless when their family decided to move and couldn’t bring pets with them.
The shelter wasn’t quite equipped to handle a cat of Barsik’s enormous girth. The tabby, who is just 5 pounds shy of the Guinness World Record for fattest cat, was too large for the normal cat kennels, so the staff was forced to improvise with his housing.
“Barsik is extremely obese and needs a home that can help him get to an ideal weight,” the ACC wrote on Facebook. “He is too big for our housing so is resting in the office.”