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Finian the cat makes 'leaps and bounds' in progress after nearly freezing to death

Posted at 1:41 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 13:42:21-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Finian the cat has made leaps and bounds in progress since nearly freezing to death.

A woman brought him to Crash’s Landing, a local animal rescue, nine days ago after finding him in Cedar Springs.

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Back then, he weighed about four-and-a-half pounds.

Now, Finian is 6.88 pounds – and eating his weight in canned food every day, his vet says.

Finian the frozen cat update

The vet will move to the next step in his treatment on Thursday, which involves anesthesia, flushing Finian’s ear canals to treat his middle ear infection and extracting his rotten teeth.

Finian also has an exposed bone on his amputated tail, but that doesn’t seem to be bothering him too much and may not need to be addressed.

Crash’s Landing has received more than $2,000 in donations since Fox 17 told Finian’s story last week.

He’s also been receiving lots of donated blankets and sweaters.