By now, you have probably seen the viral video of Cinderblock, the overweight cat, doing the absolute least when it comes to her exercise regime.
The video hit Reddit and instantly went viral with Cinderblock showing up on local and national news channels for her complete lack of commitment to her workout.
The 8-year-old cat was surrendered to Northshore Veterinary Hospital in Bellingham, Washington, after her owner could no longer care for her due to health issues and having to care for her father, who suffers from dementia.
Dr. Brita Kiffney, the resident veterinarian at the hospital, explains to Q13 Fox All Local news that the owner had brought Cinderblock in to be euthanized, but “I couldn't do it and asked her to relinquish her to me.” Dr. Kiffney continues, “She agreed and was grateful, as she really didn't want to euthanize Cinder but was overwhelmed with the care of her father. So, she is morbidly obese, due to overfeeding by the father.”
So Cinderblock has been given a second chance at a healthy life. And while she may not be fitness-inclined, her caretakers at Northshore Veterinary Hospital are completely devoted to getting her back into fighting shape so that she can spend the rest of her life happy and healthy.
In another selfless act in the service of others, Northshore Veterinary Hospital is taking advantage of Cinderblock’s viral fame to raise money for the discounted veterinary services they provide to their nonprofit partners.
Northshore Veterinary Hospital is using GoFundMe to raise money for the services they provide to Brigadoon Service Dogs, Whatcom Humane Society, Alternative Humane Society, Old Dog Haven, Project Homeless and domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
Best of luck on your weight loss journey, Cinderblock! And thank you Northshore Veterinary Hospital team for using their newfound fame to help others!
To follow Cinderblock’s journey, check out the Northshore Veterinary Hospital Facebook.
Featured Image: Northshore Veterinary Hospital/Facebook