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Published:May 14th, 2015 09:51 EST

Meet 'Andre the Giant Cat', the new Internet Sensation

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The owner of a Colorado pet store and cat sanctuary says cat adoptions have `skyrocketed` thanks to a 25-pound feline called `Andre the Giant Cat.` 

Miyuki Takeda, owner of High Paw Pet Supplies, said that the cat was found wandering around downtown Fairplay in November. 

He was taken into Animal Rescue of the Rockies` Cat Casita, a cat sanctuary located in the downstairs portion of the supply store, and within one month of the sanctuary having the cat, people flocked to see the giant feline, and cat adoptions increased."

Daily Mail

When I saw Tico, the 25-pound monster cat at my local humane society, it was love at first sight, but I didn`t adopt him right away. After a restless night wondering if he had been adopted, I returned to the humane society the next day only to find him missing. I frantically inquired as to his whereabouts; an employee told me that he was being prepped for his appearance as the most "adoptable pet of the week " at a local TV station. I managed to adopt him in the nick of time, had Tico appeared on TV, doubtless the TV station would have been flooded with calls seeking to adopt him.

I can certainly understand why "Andre the Giant Cat " has become an Internet sensation  -- people love cats, the fatter and fluffier the better! Cat adoptions have skyrocketed since Andre started hanging around the pet store/cat sanctuary.

Unfortunately, Tico is too fat to jump up on my window sill facing the street; he would be an excellent chick magnet. Females` interest in me would skyrocket if they got a gander at Tico.

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