KEIZER, Ore. – A kitten found covered in glue and unable to move in a downtown Salem parking garage is recovering after strangers teamed up to save her.
A woman found the kitten on July 18, stuck in what turned out to be floor adhesive at a Marion Parkade, as first reported by the Statesman Journal.
The Salem Fire Department responded to her call for help and managed to cut the kitten free, but it was still covered in the glue. Someone also called a local Ace Hardware, asking if they knew of any type of solvent that would get the glue off the kitten without hurting her.
The kitten was taken to the Willamette Valley Animal Hospital in Keizer for treatment. Veterinarian Laura McGrugger spent several hours carefully pulling hair away from the tiny animal’s skin to remove the glue. No one ever found a solvent that seemed safe to use.
Now the kitten is expected to recover and she already has a new home lined up, too. The woman who answered the phone at Ace Hardware decided to adopt the kitten and named her - Ace.
(KGW reporter Abbey Gibb contributed to this report.)