In the U.K. this week, a young tabby was sealed in a box with brick to weight it down and tossed into a stream to drown. Miraculously, 11-year-old Jack Carter noticed the box while playing with his sister Kayleigh (both pictured with the cat, right). “When I went down there we start nudging it and then we started hearing a cat meowing,” he said. “The box was stuck on a fence and we had to get it out quickly.”
Jack said he pulled out the box by a piece of flapping duct tape, took the cat home and fed it and made a bed for her to rest on.
Jack’s mother contacted Feline Care Cat Rescue, and said: “Jack is an animal lover so I would expect no less from him, he would do anything for animals.”
Feline Care manager Molly Cutmore said: “This is particularly awful because it was so deliberate. Someone has gone to the trouble of finding a box and finding the bricks and driving to a remote location. I cannot imagine what could drive a person to be so intentionally cruel to such a gentle creature. We hope someone recognises the poor little cat so we can trace the person responsible.”
Staff at Feline Care named the cat Jacky, in honor of her rescuer.
The vet has given the cat, not even a year old, the all-clear and staff at Feline Care will look to rehome the cat if it is needed.
How about a big “Hip Hip Hooray!” for Jack and Kayleigh?