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A runt kitten named, Little Big Burger, in Sherwood, Ore. At around 6 1/2 weeks old, he weighed about 11 ounces and had eyes and ears that were too big for his face. (AP Photo/Cat Adoption Team, Nancy Puro)
Cheddar at three months old and weighing 1.5-pounds playing in a cat tower in Columbus, Ohio. In most cases, if a runted dog or cat makes it through six to eight weeks, it will likely survive and will probably get close to full size, according to experts. (AP Photo/Black and Orange Cat Foundation, Kristin Ramsdell)
A .44-pound runt kitten named, Cheddar, who fit into a 16 ounce coffee mug. He now weighs 7-plus pounds. (AP Photo/Black and White Orange Cat Foundation, Kristin Ramsdell)