Monday Jun 09 2008 comments Ken the Cat By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Friends of Placer County Animal shelter use humor to motivate themselves and Ken the cat to shed a few pounds. Ken the cat rests in his home. Weighing in at 23 pounds, Ken is regarded as double his ideal weight. Rosemary Frieborn, president of the Friends of Placer County Animal Shelter, heaves up 23-pound Ken. Animal obesity is common for pets as Ken weighs in at 23 pounds.