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February 10, 2017

This kitty overcame long odds. Who's going to adopt him?

Lil Bitz weighed just five ounces when he was found in Germantown

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Kitten 'Bitz' ready for adoption Source/ACCT

Lil Bitz is now three months old and ready for adoption.

A stray kitten born while just five ounces beat long odds to grow into a healthy kitten ready for adoption.

The kitten, named "Lil Bitz," was brought to the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia after being found in Germantown with its mother and four neonatal siblings. Bitz was the runt of the litter, weighing well beneath the 12 to 15 ounces his siblings weighed.

By the time Bitz reached three weeks of age, he was about the size of a newborn kitten.

But after being taken in by ACCT Data Coordinator Darcy Oordt, who guided him through daily enemas, medication and subcutaneous fluids to heal some digestive issues, Bitz is healthy and ready for adoption.

The kitten will soon be housed at ACCT's adoption center at the PetSmart store at 2100 Chemical Road in Plymouth Meeting.

"It's tempting to keep him," Oordt said in a statement. "But I want him to have an extra special home. I know he will make someone very, very happy."

For more information on adopting Lil Bitz, or another animal, contact ACCT Philly at 267-385-3800 or

Here are two other photos of Bitz:


Bitz, at about six weeks old, does some online reading.

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Lil Bitz, right, was about half of the size of his siblings when he was brought to ACCT Philly.