Huge moggy named The BFC (Big Friendly Cat) needs a home

He's the biggest cat ever seen at Battersea rescue centre

Huge cat named The BFC (Big Friendly Cat) needs a home

Never mind the BFG - meet The Big Friendly Cat (BFC).

A paws-itively giant cat has arrived at the Battersea Brands Hatch centre weighing in at over 8 kilos and measuring over 3 feet long.

That is twice the size of an average domestic moggy, so staff at the Kent rescue centre aptly named him The BFC just as The BFG film hit cinema screens across the country.

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The eight-year-old giant feline arrived at Battersea as a stray and staff believe he was sadly abandoned by his owners. Like his namesake, this gentle giant is one of the biggest but also the friendliest the centre has seen.

He's now looking for a new home, but along with a large cat comes other supersized elements, including a giant appetite and possibly whizzpoppers to match.

Huge cat named The BFC (Big Friendly Cat) needs a home

Michelle Bevan, Rehoming and Welfare Manager of Battersea Brands Hatch, said: "There's no doubt that this is one of the biggest cats we've ever taken in at our centre. Last year over 250 cats arrived at Battersea Brands Hatch but The BFC is larger than any of them by a mile. He is a domestic long hair but our staff have suspicions that he may also have Maine Coon in him – this breed are renowned for being the largest domesticated breed of cat.

"The BFC has a personality as big as his friendly self and is a big hit with all our staff and volunteers; they've already got him reading the book which inspired his name, The BFG! Our team are currently settling him in and getting him comfortable in his new surroundings where we've had to do some DIY on his cat pen to make sure he has space for his massive moggy needs."

Huge cat named The BFC (Big Friendly Cat) needs a home

Michelle continued: "Our charming friendly feline loves to meet and greet everyone he sees and we've already discovered his love for string toys and rolling around in catnip. He'll certainly be looking for a garden in his new home, a rather large cat flap and owners who are prepared to keep his very healthy appetite satisfied. We really hope the magic of the film release will help our gentle giant find a purrfect new home."

If The BFC is lucky enough to catch your eye and you think you can give him the forever home he deserves, contact 0843 509 4444 or visit

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