Follow Patches’ Ameowzing Weight Loss Journey


The supersized, Virginia shelter cat named Patches, whose story went viral, is inspiring humans around the world in his so-far-so-good journey of weight loss, which adopter Kay Ford shares with the world on the Facebook page Patches’ Journey.

As of the third week of June, Patches had lost almost 10 percent of his body weight: He weighed in at 36.16 pounds, a few weeks after his adoption at 40.3 pounds. More than 35,000 followers cheer on the kitty, and many have sent messages to Kay about how Patches has encouraged them to get in shape. The cat is cooperative about his diet plan — not that he has a choice, jokes Kay, who is using Patches’ online platform to advocate for cat adoption.

“He’s absolutely wonderful,” she says. “There is such a change in him. You can really see the difference. … It’s just incredibly gratifying.”

3 thoughts on “Follow Patches’ Ameowzing Weight Loss Journey”

  1. That's amazing! Patches' weight loss journey is truly inspiring. It's great to see how many people are cheering him on and even finding motivation for their own health journeys. It's also wonderful that Patches' story is being used to promote cat adoption. Keep up the good work, Patches and Kay!

  2. You never stated what sort of food program he was on.
    I had adopted an overweight cat and my vet put him on … soft only mixed with an equal amount of water. No hard cat food. What was your food program?

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