An Oregon man says he found a 5-week-old kitten glued to a busy road.
Chuck Hawley rescued the kitten, which had some sort of glue on its paws, neck and tail, KPTV in Portland reports.
“When I went to pick her up, her feet were stuck to the road, and I’m like, 'Uh oh.' So I start to pull her feet up, and it was like a rubber cement, so she was glued to the road.” Hawley told the outlet. “It was all under her neck and then she had a little bit down her side, but it was mostly her tail and her feet.”
Veterinarian Jenny Bate said it's clear the glue was intentionally put on the kitten's paws, according to that report. She was able to remove the glue using mineral oil and the kitten should fully recover.
Hawley says it's incredible the kitten wasn't hit by a car. He saw several vehicles swerve around it before he could rescue it.
Hawley told KPTV he and his wife will adopt the kitten, adding that they were considering getting a cat just days before finding the kitten glued to the road. They have named her Sticky.
Marion County Sheriff's Lt. Chris Baldridge said if Hawley files a crime report, his agency will investigate. It’s unclear if he has done so.
The kitten now has a Facebook page, Sticky the Kitty, and it appears that her new family is stuck to her like glue.
“We're just amazed by the overwhelming support and kind wishes...it really reminds us that there are still way more good than bad in the world...thank you,” the page states. It features photos of Hawley and his wife with Sticky as well as updates about his recovery. On Monday, a photo of Sticky’s neck was posted. It appeared to have a small laceration. “My neck is looking a lot better,” the post states.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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