Fat cat hits headlines across the world

Last updated at 11:26
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A cat has moved into an animal rescue centre in America because he's so overweight he's struggling to walk and keeps injuring himself.

Meatball, who weighs 36 pounds, is now on a strict diet at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control centre in Arizona.

But he is so big he has to stay in the office because he won't fit in a standard kennel.

The shelter says Meatball is extremely friendly.

The largest cat on record is a 46-pound cat from Queensland in Australia.