By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mr. B, Philadelphia’s famous “chonk” cat, has been placed with a foster family, the Morris Animal Refuge says. The 26-pound cat has several underlying health and behavioral issues that need special care that required the help of an experienced foster family.

After a picture of Mr. B went viral last week, the shelter received more than 3,000 applications to adopt the cat.

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The shelter says the foster family Mr. B has been placed with has previous experience dealing with similar issues in cats. The goal is to make the foster family Mr. B’s forever home, the shelter says.

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The shelter also thanked everyone for their support and interest in adopting Mr. B.

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“We want to thank everyone again for the enthusiasm for Mr. B. While we wish we were able to respond to everyone individually, we are a very small staff and don’t have the bandwidth to do so. We will keep everyone updated throughout his journey on our social media accounts!” Morris Animal Refuge said.