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Kitty entered into weight-loss contest

Thursday, 14th April 2011

A kitty from London has been eating healthier cat food since December in a bid to be the feline-version of the biggest loser.

Percy, a two-year-old ginger and white moggy, has been entered into the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals competition, reports News Shopper.

The Pet Fit Club competition takes place over six months, during which time the 11 finalists must lose the most weight.

Percy weighed 9.85kg at the start of the competition, which means he was around 97 per cent overweight. However, he is now just 8.6kg and much closer to his target weight of 5kg.

Owner Rebecca Hougham, who nominated Percy, told the news provider: "I'm so pleased with how well Percy's doing in the competition.

"He follows me wherever I go - probably hoping I'll give him some food - so that's been giving him plenty of exercise to go with his new diet."

The overall winner of the Pet Fit Club competition will receive a pet-friendly holiday with Cottages4you worth £300.