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MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — Patches, the “viral” 40-pound Virginia cat that wound up at Richmond Animal Care and Control, has actually lost simply over 5 pounds considering that he was embraced 7 weeks earlier.

Kay Ford said the 6-year-old white and gray Domestic Shorthair just recently experienced “another huge drop” which his medical professional is “delighted with Patches’ development.”

The cat weighed in Wednesday at 36.30-pounds. That is down approximately 5 pounds from the 40.8-pounds he weighed when he was embraced. The animal was really 42 pound when he was given up to the shelter, according to Ford. So that suggests Patches has actually lost an overall of 6 pounds.

The typical cat, according to WebMD, is 10 pounds, depending upon the breed.

“I am BLOWN AWAY by his development,” Ford composed. “He is so figured out…absolutely nothing is going to stop him. As he ends up being increasingly more mobile I recognize I remain in for a flight! But it’s going to be enjoyable in a brand-new and various method than the enjoyable we’re having now.”

Ford likewise revealed that Patches can be rather persistent and “has a mind of his own.”

“If he does not wish to do something like be gotten or moved he presses my arms with his beloved stubby legs and provides me the stink eye! And he can actually offer a good stink eye! And speak about activity…the chair (which up until now as I understand he has actually not yet duplicated) standing at mealtime, the walking and getting up on his hind legs to check out greater surface areas,” Ford composed.

MUST-SEE VIDEO: Watch the video footage listed below to hear Ford get Patches to meow!

Shelter employees explained Patches as a “sweet, huge boy, who has actually been neutered, evaluated and broken.”

The Mechanicsville female developed a Facebook page, Patches’ Journey, to record his development. That page now has more than 34,000 fans and 21,000 likes.

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Richmond Animal Care and Control

Ford informed Bill Lohmann with the Richmond Times-Dispatch that when she saw the shelter’s social networks post she understood Patches required help.

“Sometimes you have to set aside thinking about the pros and cons of things and just jump into the deep end of the pool, and that’s exactly what I did. I just knew I wanted to do this,” she said.

Ford published on Facebook that she has actually been overwhelmed by the “assistance, generosity and support” from folks who follow Patches’ Journey.

“Seven weeks ago today Patches joined our family, and I cannot picture our lives without him. Please understand just how much we take pleasure in bringing our world to you,” she composed.

Local News

Owner: 40-pound cat Patches is not ‘ravenous, vacuum eater’

Bill Lohmann, Richmond Times-Dispatch through Associated Press

3:09 PM, Apr 29, 2023

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