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Animal Attraction: 35-pound cat dubbed 'Tiny Tim' doing better, but still without a home

Animal Attraction: 35-pound cat dubbed 'Tiny Tim' doing better, but still without a home

Credit: Tim Hebert

Tiny Tim

by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM

HOUSTON – A 35-pound-cat that was abandoned in the 10400 block of Kirkwood before Christmas hasn’t found a home yet, but he’s slimming down and doing well, a volunteer with Friends of BARC told KHOU.com Thursday.

The kitty, dubbed "Tiny Tim," has been staying and receiving treatment at the Southside Place Animal Hospital ever since Friends of BARC volunteer Tim Hebert picked him up from the city shelter last month.

Hebert shared Tiny Tim’s story with KHOU.com on January 10, in the hopes of finding his owner.

Hebert on Thursday said though they’ve yet to figure out where the colossal cat came from, they’re hoping to find the right person or family to adopt him.

Since he’s been at Southside Place, Tiny Tim has lost nearly a whole pound and has been treated for a urinary tract infection and arthritis.

Dr. Alice Frei of Southside Place said while it’s important for Tiny Tim to lose weight, they have to do it very slowly.

"If he loses weight too quickly, he could go into liver failure, so you have to be extremely careful about how he trims down," Frei said.

Though Tiny Tim still has trouble getting around, he’s making progress.

"He is a very sweet boy and has a healthy purr machine.  He likes to sit in your lap—but needs help getting there," Hebert said.

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