PASADENA (CBSLA) — An enormous cat discovered in Altadena is becoming a minor celebrity after its discovery sparked a viral tweet in search of its owner.

“Chubbs”, a 29-lb. Himalayan mix, was corralled after a good Samaritan found him strolling down an Altadena street earlier this week. The 10-year-old cat was taken to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, and the agency tweeted about the rescue Wednesday.

Chubbs was found with what the rescue group calls “deep, painful mats” along his back, which took groomers a couple of hours to clean out of his fur. The tubby feline is actually too large to fit comfortably in a kennel, so he’s taken up residence in an office.

The cat was found without an ID tag or microchip. The Humane Society says multiple people have approached them about being Chubbs’ owner, so they’ve delayed putting him up for adoption, which was previously scheduled for Sunday morning.

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