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Trending Video: Gigantic Kitty Dubbed 'Catasaurus Rex'

The 21-pound cat was adopted from MSPCA-Angell.

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By Matt Perkins

A couple from Boston has adopted a cat that has been dubbed "Catasaurus Rex" due to its abnormally massive size. 

The cat, whose real name is Pickles, weighs 21 pounds and is three feet long, and was founded abandoned on the side of the road, forced to fend for himself before being taken in by the MSPCA-Angell in Jamaica Plain, according to ABC News

Boston couple Andrew Milicia and Emily Zervos subsequently adopted the cat last month from the MSCPA's adoption center, according to the report. 

"We're so proud of Pickles' wonderful new human family - and thrilled that this jolly giant graced us with his presence before finding his forever home," theMSCPA said on its Facebook page

It's believed that Pickles may be part Maine Coon, one of the largest breeds of domestic cats, according to The Daily Mail

Geoff Haines, N1GY February 21, 2014 at 04:33 PM
Patch! Get it straight! "Trending" stories from Mass. is NOT LOCAL NEWS. Get back to Bradenton, FL and stop screwing around with crap "news" that hasd nothing to do with our town. This is silly!!!!
ray February 21, 2014 at 04:49 PM
Geoff is totally correct. And, anyway, the cats nor really that big. I've seen a lot bigger.
John February 21, 2014 at 04:49 PM
Geoff what do you mean this is the St charles Illinois Patch site not Florida who wants to hear about Florida in Illinois?
ctrnj February 21, 2014 at 05:15 PM
Geoff this is the Franklin Lakes, Wyckoff, New Jersey site, not Florida nor Massachusetts.
Jim Levitt February 21, 2014 at 05:17 PM
Jim Levitt Keep LOCAL NEWS LOCAL That was the idea of these local internet patches but lately has gone very astray
Roland W February 21, 2014 at 05:25 PM
Patch is stinkaroo.
Mara T February 21, 2014 at 05:58 PM
I hear that Patch is in trouble and closing down some locations.... and it's such a good idea, apparently mismanaged??
Mara T February 21, 2014 at 06:11 PM
here's the link on the news.. and BTW I'm in southern california! http://us.topnewstoday.org/us/article/9693365/
Brian Slupski February 21, 2014 at 07:47 PM
@Mara – We are not closing down: http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/mass_roundup/2014/02/patch-is-hiring-again.html
p bresn February 21, 2014 at 07:48 PM
fix patch...this is my second attempt after signing in...i had a 29 lb cat...not good for kitty..........
maizenbluedoc February 22, 2014 at 07:01 AM
Woman kisses cat right after at licks its butt. Some people amaze me.
Linda Wentzek February 22, 2014 at 01:03 PM
Cat abuse. It must be very uncomfortable.
that redhead February 22, 2014 at 05:57 PM
pickles fended for himself spectacularly well
Vindaloo February 24, 2014 at 07:56 AM
When is everyone going to catch on that local Patch is gone. Local reporters have been laid off. There isn't anyone to report the local news for your town. Patch depended on local business ads to fund the online newspaper. If you didn't support local business, you didn't support local news reported by Patch and it's reporters. When are people going to stop thinking they can have everything they want without a price.

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