Timothy, the cat found glued to a highway near the South Dakota border, later died, prompting two anonymous donors to offer $2000 in reward money for information leading to the conviction of the person(s) responsible for the heinous act.
Joyce Borgen said she found the orange tabby on the highway as she was traveling to Sioux Falls from Mankato on December18th. (Initial reports said the cat was found on a Minnesota highway, but Borgen says those reports were inaccurate.)
At first I thought he was dead, but when I went by, he looked up at me, Borgen said. It was awfully cold outside and almost dark. He wouldnt have made it through the night.
She had two dogs and a bird in the car with her, but turned around as soon as she could to get the kitten, whose back paws were bloody an had “gooey stuff” all over his fur. He was still in the same spot and cried in pain when she pulled him from the road. Borgen said he barely moved from his spot near the heater as she traveled to Sioux Falls.
Borgen fed him, wrapped him in warm towels and kept in in a warm bathroom that night. The next day she took him to the Second Chance Rescue Center in Sioux Falls.
Rosey Quinn, the centers director, said it looked like Timothy was going to make it. A foster family had taken him in and he was doing well. But on the night of December 22nd he took a turn for the worse and died at a veterinarians office the next day.
The veterinarian said it was a combination of the glue and the stress and the cold, Quinn said.
We just hope someone comes forward so we can figure out who did this and why they did this, Quinn said. Who ever did this should be held accountable. Its a horrible thing to do to an animal.
[LINK: Mankato Free Press]