On February 28, 2012, CatTime first reported on Tiny, a cat who was taped inside a cardboard box and left at a shelter in Canada. The feline weighed 30 pounds.
The shelter took the cat in and placed him with a foster mom, who put him on a strict diet and exercise plan.
When we checked-in with Tiny in October last year, the cat had shed two dozen pounds and weighed 18 pounds. The cat who was once too obese to clean himself had lost almost half his body weight.
The new year has brought good things for Tiny. On January 8, the cat hit his goal body weight of 16 pounds; three days later the feline’s foster mom, Nancy Garon, officially signed Tiny adoption papers. Tiny now has a forever home.
People were encouraged to make donations via Tiny’s Facebook page to the Fredericton SPCA, the proceeds going to give extra care for animals with special needs.
A line of Tiny’s Ties, neckties made my members of the online community and available for purchase, and year-long calendars with pictures of the shrinking cat, reportedly raised $10,000 for the facility.
Tiny also served as an inspiration for shelter staff members to stay in shape.
“Thank you so much to each and every one of you for your continued support and encouragement,” Tiny wrote on his Facebook page. “All of us on Team Tiny love reading your posts and comments, it keeps us going.
“There is still lots to come, so stay tuned. This is a new beginning for me. I am here to educate the public and to help my fur-iends at the FSPCA.”