The saga of Biscuit, a 37-pound feline from the St. Louis area, isn't quite done yet. The tubby tabby had to find another home after his first one didn't work out after leaving an area shelter in mid-March. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Ed and Lisa Pyatt of Eureka, Mo., were the lucky recipients of Biscuit after the City of St. Charles Animal Control Services reviewed more than 110 offers for homes. The huge cat didn't get along with the Pyatts' other cat. Luckily, a specialized animal shelter stepped in to help.
* Biscuit lives at The Shannon Foundation, a retirement sanctuary for hard-to-place animals in St. Clair, in Franklin County. Rhonda Stephens, who runs the sanctuary in rural Missouri, wants to keep the kitty permanently even though her shelter is designed to transition animals back to normal lives with other families.
* The Pyatts took Biscuit home March 12. They returned the tabby March 23. The Post-Dispatch piece says the "parting was tearful." Teresa Gilley of the St. Charles shelter told the media outlet, "They went above and beyond. They didn't want to get rid of him. They just loved him. We felt this was the best possible place we could have placed Biscuit."
* Biscuit got along with Baxter, the shelter's cat, just fine. His stay in St. Charles was the second time he was dropped off at a shelter.
* Stephens posted on her shelter's Facebook page (which requires a login) she has "a new addition to our... family" as of Sunday. She says the cat "has an aggression issue with animals and humans."
* After the fat cat's story went viral, aid came in from international sources. The Shannon Foundation features 75 other animals, although Biscuit will be separated from his furry and feathered family until blood results come back clean.
* Whatever diet Biscuit has seems to be working. When he left St. Charles, he weighed a whopping 37 pounds. On Thursday when he was weighed, the cat was down to 33.2 pounds at the veterinarian's office.
* The Post-Dispatch called the cat "morbidly obese" March 1 when it ran a feature story on the overweight animal. He is believed to be 4 years old and is neutered.
* The Shannon Foundation is a 100-acre farm about 45 miles from St. Louis. The owner and founder has lived on the farm for more than two decades. Some animals are allowed to be adopted, although most animals live out the rest of their lives in peace in the river valley.William Browning, a lifelong Missouri resident, writes about local and state issues for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Born in St. Louis, Browning earned his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Missouri. He currently resides in Branson.