Poor kitty! - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Cats Your scratching post for anything feline related!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
Miss New Booty
 
kittygurl823's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: The Sunshine State!
Age: 40
Posts: 5,875
      
Poor kitty!

Awww, look at this article I just saw! Poor kitty!!!

Fat cat goes on hunger strike

An obese German cat six times the normal weight has gone on a hunger strike at a Berlin animal shelter after being taken from his owner who had fed him two kilograms of mince daily.

Mikesch, weighing 18.5 kilograms, was brought to the animal shelter on April 1.

German newspaper Bild reported he was so overweight he could not take more than four steps without becoming exhausted.

His elderly owner was at the same time taken to a nursing home.

Shelter officials say six-year-old Mikesch is so fat he cannot clean himself and suffers from heart trouble.

They say he feels lost without his meat-feeding owner and stopped eating altogether when he was put on a diet to gradually lose weight.

Shelter head Carola Ruff says a shelter worker will take Mikesch home with her for 10 days to help get his appetite back.

"The cat had a good night in her flat on the first night and that's giving us hope his condition will improve," Ms Ruff said.

Cats usually weigh between three and six kilograms and eat no more than about 300 grams of food each day.

Source:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1085071.htm

~* Jackie *~

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
kittygurl823 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 07:05 PM
Resident Aquarium Nerd
 
Sasami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Age: 28
Posts: 9,930
   
Aw. The poor thing. I remember my dad met some lady and she had a HUGE, overweight dog because in her old age she kept forgetting that she had fed him so she kept feeding over and over.




~Stephanie

"We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice."


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




Sasami is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 07:45 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,277
    
Holy cow! Big cat! It misses its owner, aww!
capnsweets is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 08:59 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,202
   
Oh that poor cat! He's missing his owner and getting a new diet plan all at the same time. I do hope he gets his appetite back and loses some weight.
Laurie is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 09:12 PM
Romping Ratties
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Poor kitty. I understand people love their pets but sometimes they love them too much. I feel bad for this kitty, both for his weight problem and losing his owner. I hope he comes around.
 
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 09:27 PM
Doomed to be Titleless Forever
 
Southpaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Minnesota
Age: 28
Posts: 522
  
Aw, poor kitty. I can't even imagine how big he must be!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Southpaw is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-12-2004, 11:13 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 654
    
I agree, poor cat I just hope they realize that it is imperative the cat eat at least SOMETHING. Starvation diets can be deadly for obese cats. For some reason they develop fatty liver symdrome when this happens and it can kill or at the very least make them very ill. Hope he cheers up soon!
CTChin is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 01:01 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,156
    
Awww ... that is so sad. I hope it is able to make a new life somewhere. Whenever I see animals at the local SPCA it is always last on my mind that someone might have turned them in because they were simply too old to take care of it. In some ways, this is more sad then the other reasons because you know that the poor baby was loved a lot ...
elfomatic is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 09:51 AM
Poo dont scare me!!!
 
jmb9101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Toledo, OH
Age: 36
Posts: 3,758
      
I hope he starts eating soon...poor baby!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jmb9101 is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 01:35 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 36
 
I just got new newsflash. Brother of cat in this article refuse to comment. He just want to stay at home and want reporters to leave him alone:

Dirk is offline  
Reply

Tags
animal shelter, poor kitty


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome