Chuck Hawley could never imagine that Friday wasn’t going to be like any other day, but a day that will change his life. On the way to work, this man noticed what looked like a box placed in the middle of the road. Other drivers seemed not to care of what that might be because no one took the time to stop, except for Chuck.
As he got closer, he was surprised to realize it wasn’t a box but something that broke his heart. He saw a tiny kitten that was completely scared and trembling. And just when he reached for it, he noticed it was glued to the road. He simply couldn’t believe there are people out there who would do such a thing.
“When I went to pick her up, her feet were stuck on the road, and I’m like, ‘Uh oh,’” Chuck said.
“Some jerk had spread glue on its paws and stuck it to the road. She was wet and freezing and literally glued to the road.”
He knew he had to act fast and take the poor creature to a safe place, otherwise it could end up hit by a vehicle, so he started peeling her off the road. Once he had it in his hands he rushed to a local animal shelter. The staff took care of the kitten and removed the rubber cement from its fur using mineral oil.
After a thorough check up, they found puncture wounds on the 5-week-old kitten’s neck. The wounds were treated and Chuck filed a police report. Everyone wanted the person who did the cruel act to be prosecuted.
The little kitten turned out to be a big hero. She survived the trauma and was ready to start a new life. There was another miracle waiting for this beautiful rescue cat just around the corner.
“The funny thing is, we were just talking about getting a cat a couple of nights ago,” Chuck said. “Seems like there’s easier ways for the cat to find us, but if that’s how we’re doing it, OK. I guess that’s how we’ll do it!”
Chuck’s family was eager to take the cat in. They named her Sticky the Kitty and gave her a forever home.
“After a Goo Gone bath and some food and cream, we have a new kitten,” he said. “Luckiest kitten in the world!”
They are beyond happy to have this beauty in their lives. She is surrounded by people who love her and her new best friends, the two family dogs that enjoy hanging out with the new family member.
We are still very sad because of what this baby kitten had to go through, but at the same time very happy because she found her place and her story has a happy ending. Thanks to Chuck who cared enough to stop and help, a precious life was saved.