An Oregon man said he’s keeping the 5-week-old kitten he reportedly found glued to a busy road last week.
Speaking with the Salem Statesman Journal, Chuck Hawley said he discovered the feline on Silverton Road NE while driving to his job at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Hawley recalled seeing a black figure in the street which he initially thought was a small box or bag. He said he saw the figure disappear between car tires before it appeared as the “perfect silhouette” of a kitten.
Jumping into action, Hawley said he tended to the cat and realized it had been glued to the road. He reportedly took the cat to his job, where he and co-workers tried to clean it before he took it to a veterinarian who soaked the kitten in mineral oil.
So day two with the Hawleys…gotta say it's going pretty good…🐈
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The veterinarian reportedly told Hawley that it’s unlikely that the kitten got into the glue by its own doing. He noted that there was no trail of glue leading up to the cat, which he believes is evidence that this wasn’t an accident.
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“We were hoping that she had just walked through glue, but it was pretty apparent that somebody had soaked her feet in glue and sort of rubbed it into the pads of her feet,” Hawley told KPTV.
Hawley also claimed the veterinarian pointed out an injury to the kitten which could’ve been caused by someone tying a string around its neck. Despite this, the kitten is fortunately expected to make a full recovery.
The Oregon man said he plans to file a police report and hopes that surveillance cameras caught a glimpse of the culprit, who he called a “jerk.”
The Statesman reported that Hawley has named the 1.3-pound kitten Sticky and that she’s living with him and his two dogs. Hawley’s wife has since made a Facebook page so that people can keep up with the newest member of their family.
“The funny thing is we were just talking about getting a cat a couple of night ago,” he told the news station. “Seems like there’s easier ways for the cat to find us, but if that’s how we’re doing it, okay, I guess that’s how we’ll do it!”
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