(credit: CBS 11 News)

RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) – A fat cat, named Skinny, whose been residing at a North Texas animal shelter is set to get a new home… and it’s one that will ‘fit’ her.

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After spending a little more than a week at the Richardson Animal Shelter, the 41-pound tabby cat is scheduled for adoption.

“She is going to a specialized rescue group that deals with overweight animals,” Richardson Animal Services worker Norah Jamal explained. “She’s doing well. She’s doing very well, taking the limelight very good.”

According to Jamal, the rescue group will help the chubby kitty lose a little weight and then will officially adopt her as their own.

During her short time at the animal shelter Jamal says offers have come in from all over the world to adopt Skinny.

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“From Brazil, from Italy… emailing us asking if they could adopt her and if we could ship her to them. And it’s like, ‘I don’t think so.’”

Despite being somewhat rotund Skinny is believed to be pretty healthy, but a veterinarian will have the final say on the adoption.

Skinny is believed to be about 5-years-old and was taken to the shelter after being reported as a stray.

Just a note – according to U.S. government growth charts, Skinny weighs about the same as the average 4-year-old child.

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