There is a a story in today's Toronto Star about Tiny, a 30 pound cat, who was stuffed in a taped box with another cat and abandoned. Yes, 30 pounds!!
The days of gluttony are over for one fat cat out east.
Tiny, a 30-pound house cat, was stuffed into a duct-taped box with a normal-sized cat one-third his size and dumped at an animal clinic in Fredericton, N.B., shortly before the New Year.
Nancy Garon, Tiny’s foster mother, brought him home to get him in shape. So she has him chasing a laser dot, which he never catches, wrestling with a toy fishing pole and hunting rodents. He will lumber onto the scales every Tuesday as part of a weight loss challenge to raise funds for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Tiny’s blubbery body has affected every facet of his life. He is notoriously lazy, walking only short distances before settling into a cat nap. He cannot clean himself, so Garon must. And he is so obese he can only leap short heights. He can pounce onto the couch, but needs help getting into Garon’s bed to sleep.
The Fredericton SPCA is raising funds through Tiny’s Weight Loss Challenge. The money will go to an emergency pot for special needs animals such as two older female dogs that need surgery soon.
Tiny remains up for adoption, “But I am falling for him, so he might have a forever home here,” Garon said.
You can read the entire story here.
Such a sad story!
What kind of a person would (1) let a cat get that fat and (2) stuff it in a box with another kitty and leave them on a doorstep?!