Prince Chunk, the cat who once could have benefited from a gig on “America’s Biggest Loser” can now add “Humanitarian” to his resume.
The tubby tabby’s owner is launching a foundation in Prince Chunk’s name that helps to keep financially struggling pet owners from abandoning their pets.
“We want to aid pet owners who are going through a financial crisis so they don’t have to make the decision between caring for themselves and caring for their pets,” said 19-year-old Vince Damiani, of Turnersville, N.J.
“Unfortunately, this is a decision that many Americans are facing today.” Mr Chunk himself was a foreclosure victim, left to wander the streets when his family moved away.
Prince Chunk’s donation-funded non-profit will provide free vet care and pet food to financially strapped dog and cat owners from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.
The organization launched June 9. “It’s needed now more than ever,” said Damiani, a Camden County Community College student studying pre-veterinary science.
Chunk reportedly was a whopping 44 pounds at the time he was discovered roaming the streets of Voorhees, N.J., in August 2008. The Damiani family adopted him and put him on a diet. Now Chunk is a much slimmer 18 pounds.
“He’s healthy. He’s doing great,” Damiani said.
[SOURCE: NY Daily News]