Kelly Clarkson Saves Rotund Rescue Cat

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Animal-lover Kelly Clarkson has added an over-stuffed rescue cat to her family.

The former "American Idol" winner says the portly puss will feel right at home with the 10 dogs and 10 horses she already keeps at her ranch in Texas.

But according to an item on Female First, the new pet "is a heavyweight problem for the singer: 'She's over 20 pounds and she loves sleeping on my chest.'"

Although she wasn't always a cat lover, the singer says she acted to save the animal's life.

"They were about to put her to sleep," Clarkson says. "I vowed I'd never get one because I have a lot of antiques and all my animals are outside, but I couldn't (say no)."

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