Abandoned cat escapes sealed box, walks over hot tar
The Moncton SPCA is helping an abandoned cat recover after the animal clawed its way out a sealed cardboard box and walked over tar.
Nanette Pearl said she expects Rosie will make a full recovery and will eventually be available for adoption.
But she said the black-and-white cat still has to recover after being left to die in an Albert County gravel pit.
She said a passerby found the animal and turned it over to the SPCA on Thursday.
“We were looking at her and when we picked her up and saw the feet, and saw the coat ... she was just so horrible to hold because all she was fur and bone,” Pearl said.
“But yet she just snuggled in and put all her trust in us and said, well implied, 'Just help me.'”
The cat was left in a cardboard box that was sealed with electrical tape.
By the condition of the cat, Pearl said she suspects she was out for several days with no food or water in the gravel pit.
While the cat was able to escape the box, it also had to walk over hot tar before she was rescued.
“So not only did she manage to get herself out of the box, but unfortunately they were doing road construction around the area so they were putting black tar and pavement in the area," she said.
"So when she got out of the box she had to walk over that and it's all embedded into her feet and her hair and unfortunately it had burned the pads so she was unable to hunt, unable to reach a food source and probably had very limited supply to water as well.”
Pearl said the SPCA is hoping to open a case of animal cruelty.