Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Duct-Taped Cat Finds Home — And Inspires over 100 more Adoptions!


Yesterday I posted a story that made people sad and angry and frustrated with our society. A while back I shared with you the story of the little cat that was totally and cruelly covered with Duct tape.  Well, here is the ♥HAPPY ENDING♥. Every now and then the good guys win, just like with the story of Oreo and his little girl I shared with you on Tuesday. ADOPTIONS! Those are words that make my heart sing songs of joy and happiness

A cruel act by a heartless person turned into happily every after for Sticky the cat and for many other homeless cats in the Philadelphia area. Just last week the feline made headlines when she was found bound by duct tape and abandoned in a yard in North Philadelphia. But now, the famous feline has found a new place to call home and has inspired a slew of others to rescue cats of their own from the Pennsylvania SPCA.

After searching through over 100 inquiries from eager animal lovers, the PSPCA reports that Sticky was placed in the loving care of a physician and his wife who live in suburban Philadelphia and wish to remain anonymous.

But Sticky's saga is not the only success story to come out of this ordeal. According to Williamson, the publicity Sticky generated during her short seven days with the organization managed to inspire animals lovers to take action, and led to an astonishing 119 cat and kitten adoptions. To add a little perspective to the grand total, during the same week back in 2008, PSPCA adopted out only 15 cats.

"The awareness that Sticky helped to bring, not only to the Pennsylvania SPCA but also to the plight of many other cats and kittens, resulted in the 119 adoptions," Williamson says. "We are very, very happy about that."

The feisty feline, who is about a year old, was found bandaged by duct tape -- from neck to tail -- and abandoned for days. PSCPA staff were able sedate Sticky to remove the tape and the cat suffered no serious health problems. After offering a $2,000 reward to find Sticky's abuser, a call into the PSPCA's cruelty hotline lead local law enforcement to arrest a 19-year-old male suspect in North Philadelphia, who confessed to duct-taping the cat because he was "annoyed."

With her cruel past now behind her, Sticky is settling into her new life with her new family -- and new siblings! The animal-lovers are the proud owner of two dogs and four cats. Says Williamson, "We are confident that they will provide and can provide an excellent home for Sticky."

22 comments:

Amy and The House of Cats said...

I can't post what I think should happen to that evil 19 year old idiot who did that to Sticky BUT I can post post that I am glad that she is ok and that because of her so many other kitties found good homes too.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Some people are just plain sick!!! We are happy to hear that Sticky has now found a LOVING furrever home where her cruel past will vanish, in time!

Cat with a Garden said...

This is a great outcome. Publicity is everything, isn't it. Her suffering has led to so many adoptions. That makes her a hero!

Daisy said...

Hooray for Sticky! I wish her a long and happy life in her new Forever home.

Hansel said...

we are so glad sticky inspired so many people! what a wonderful story!

The Island Cats said...

We love a story with a happy ending...

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It still turns my mom's stomakhh when she sees this poor khytty -

We are with the nice Amy lady - we won't even begin to paw what we would do -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

meowmeowmans said...

People can be so cruel and just plain evil. I'm glad that Sticky the Cat's story has a happy ending.

JC said...

That's great. I wish they could have out who did it. I can't believe people who do this exist.

Fin said...

That is a happy ending.

Slash and Bronzy said...

Wat a wunnerful ending! And we soooo happy fur Sticky that she has found her Furever Home.

Kaz's Cats said...

Stiky deserves a break after what she went through. We're glad that she has a great new home. It's great that so many people offered homeless kitties a second chance but it's a pity that it took Sticky's suffering to do this.

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Great ending to the story, and I'm glad they picked up the idiot who did that to Sticky.

Karen Jo said...

I am so glad that Sticky's story has such a happy ending. I am delighted that so many others were inspired by her story to adopt cats and kittens of their own.

Sammie said...

When I first read the story, I was so sad. I honestly had no idea that someone would ever want to do this. I mean, what did the kitty do to them? Although, I am very happy that the kitty has a new home! Hopefully this won’t happen to it again! And it’s awesome that it sparked more adoptions!

The Kitty Krew said...

Ohhhh, that's just great news for Sticky (we hope she gets a new name!) and all those other kitties!!!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Poppy Q said...

I am glad to hear that Sticky and lots of other kitties got good furrever homes.

Some people are just plain stupid.

Tristan and Crikey said...

It's too painful to even comment on. What is wrong with people?

Gracie said...

I think the punishment for those that treat the little furries badly is to do the same thing to them. Maybe just maybe they would think twice about being such a rotton person.
Just so glad that the little kittie had a home in the end. Hope the spirit of him wasn't lost too much.

Confucius Cat said...

Truly a happy ending...What a great thing for Sticky and the other kitties who found loving homes.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We love to hear happy endings.. We sure hope they find that terrible human..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Chuchu said...

I will never be able to understand why humans can be so cruel. But I can only hope that karma comes right back to them. It is a joy to know that the cat is living a much better life now. Along with many others.