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."