It has not exactly been a great year for cats and kittens when it comes to humans deciding to attack them in cruel and terrorizing ways. We’ve had a cat called Booger shot with an arrow, another kitty used as target practice by a vet, and the case of Oliver, who survived being peppered with 25 bullets.
Next up on this sad list is a dinky kitten called Aveline, who was smeared in glue by a bunch of devil children. Thankfully, she’s a survivor — and this is how she did it.
Following the Facebook trail, it appears that Aveline was rescued from her glue-wielding foes by Lisa Vallez back in September.
We got a call from #animalcontrol to take in this one-week old kitten yesterday. She was rescued by a good samaritan from some abusive kids who were covering her with glue. Some had been cleaned or shaved off when she arrived, but she's still a mess! Let's hope a good appetite and a fighting spirit get her through this! #clownkitten #cowcat #kitten #catrescue #catadoption #nycacc #citycritters #northbrooklyncats #animalabuse #survivor #bottlebaby #orphan
After getting cleaned and bathed, Aveline made her way to the sanctuary of the North Brooklyn Cats rescue group in New York City.
Quite a bit of the glue washed out today on Aveline's foot but it took some work and she wriggled and hollered. We worked in some plain mineral oil and followed up with some Dawn. She had a couple fleas too so a bath was in order anyway. It will be slow going, don't want to stress her too much, but what doesn't wash out will be clipped out as her fur grows. Thank you for all the "likes" and encouraging words! #kitten #Aveline #catrescue #bottlebaby #cowcatsofinstagram #clowncat #northbrooklyncats
“She was covered in sticky glue,” explains a social media missive from the organization. “Some [glue] had been cleaned or shaved off when she arrived, but she’s still a mess! Let’s hope a good appetite and a fighting spirit get her through this!”
Removing the glue from Aveline’s fur and paws involved a shave-and-soak cleaning routine consisting of Dawn and mineral oil. “Quite a bit of the glue washed out today on Aveline’s foot, but it took some work and she wriggled and hollered,” reveals an Instagram update. A few fleas that had hitched a ride on her also perished in a bathing session.
“It will be slow going,” continues an update about Aveline’s recovery from North Brooklyn Cats. “We don’t want to stress her too much, but what doesn’t wash out will be clipped out as her fur grows.”
Despite Aveline’s — ahem — sticky predicament, it seems that she’s committed to a full recovery program. It’s said that she took to her bottle of kitten milk like a champ (although she did have some initial problems acclimatizing to her litter box).
Now, as you can see from the most recent batch of pictures, Aveline has spruced up quite lovely and doesn’t appear to show any lasting damage from her adhesive ordeal.
Digging into the captions on her Instagram pics, we learned that she’s also become a fan of the roller derby scene. To that end, I think I speak for us all when I say I would have no issues with a group of armed roller derby warriors hunting down the kids who decided to cover a kitten in glue. Justice comes in many forms, and sometimes on skates.
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