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Weighing in at 37 pounds, Biggie's weight loss will need to be carefully managed, doctors say. (Credit: Nichole Agarwal)

There are big cats, and then there are big cats. At 37 pounds, Biggie would be the latter.

His former owner was unable to care for him and all his medical issues, so Biggie was turned over to the Riverside Cat Hospital on Saturday, constipated and breathing heavily.

“As a vet, I have never heard of a cat this heavy,” the hospital’s veterinarian, Nichole Agarwal, said.

She adopted the cat and named him after the late East Coast rapper Notorious B.I.G. Now, Agarwal is dealing with the issue of how to get Biggie calmed down enough to start a badly needed weight-loss program.

Click here to donate to Biggie’s medical costs.

Any extra funds raised by the fund will go toward a special fund for other cats in need.

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