TULSA - Found abandoned in a pet carrier by the side of the road, "Pickles" the cat has an unassuming name and a sweet, gentle disposition.
That may be a good thing, considering his nickname: "Catasaurus Rex."
The grey tabby was brought to a shelter in Boston, where a couple fell in love with him and took him home.
"Pickles" does suffer from FIV - feline immunodeficiency virus - but if kept indoors and away from other cats, he could lead a normal lifespan, according to the Boston shelter.
Part of the description on his profile reads:
He likes to be held and hugged and cuddled and would be happiest in a home with someone who enjoys the same. He loves to sleep in the bed! He is very cooperative for nail trimming! In case you hadn't noticed, Pickles' amazing personality isn't the only amazing thing about him... he's HUGE!
Animal welfare experts urge people to go though organizations like Petfinder or local shelters to find animals who badly need homes.
A search on the website for "cats" within 100 miles of Tulsa yielded more than 1,300 results.