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41-Pound Cat Gets Temporary Home



    41-Pound Cat Gets Temporary Home
    East Lake Pet Orphanage
    Skinny the sweet orange tabby cat with weight issues will live at East Lake Pet Orphanage in Dallas until she loses quite a few pounds.

    Skinny, the 41-pound fat cat who had been living at the Richardson Animal Shelter, has a new home and a new diet.

    Skinny moved to the East Lake Pet Orphanage Tuesday. She, yes she, will stay in Dallas long-term.

    East Lake Pet Orphanage plans to put her on a weight loss program and monitor her as her weight drops, only then can she be adopted.

    The vet hospital said ideally Skinny should lose 1/4 to 1/2 lb. per month, that means it could be a year or more before she hits her target weight.

    Richardson officials received a call about a stray cat in a yard and picked up the 5-year-old female orange tabby on Sept. 13. Shelter officials thought Skinny was a male until a veterinarian examined the animal last week.

    East Lake Pet Orphanage said it will accept donations to help offset the cost of caring for Skinny and operating the orphanage.