Everyone knows fast food restaurants like McDonald's rarely offer a nutritious balance in their meal, but its seems someone neglected to tell Frankie, the black and white tomcat that's been surviving off of McNuggets and burgers for the past year.

Abandoned as a kitten, Frankie sought refuge in the parking lot of a McDonald's in Frankton, New Zealand. It was there that he began begging for food from restaurant patrons and employees, the New Zealand website Stuff.co.nz reported.

Little did Frankie and the people that were enabling him know that junk food on a regular basis can have the same damaging effect on cats as it does on humans. McDonald's customer and field officer with the Waikato SPCA, Jessica Watson, did notice the telltale signs of an emaciated cat.

Watson told Stuff, "He wasn't overweight, but McDonald's wouldn't meet the nutritional requirements for a cat. They need very high levels of protein and I wouldn't think takeaways would provide that."

Most experts warn against over-feeding your cat a diet heavy with sugar and salt considering obesity is very common among the house pets. Obese cats, like humans, have a substantially higher chance of developing more threatening conditions such as diabetes and heart diseases.

The SPCA member decided to rescue the cat and find him a new home; however, Frankie wasn't too keen on switching to a healthier meal plan.

"When I first took him home he refused to eat anything because it wasn't McDonald's," said Watson. "I seriously considered going back there to get him a burger. I would put pet food down and he would give me a look like, 'What is that?' "

Thanks to Watson, Frankie has made a full recovery and he is currently waiting to be adopted through the SPCA. In fact, so many requests were made for the celebrity feline that potential families are being asked to come in person to decide if they are a suitable candidate.