One man's trash is another's purr-fect pet. A Hillsboro kitten left for dead in a garbage bin last month has a new place to call home, and a new name.
Hillsboro Garbage Disposal found the kitten May 3 on Southwest Minter Bridge Road. The feline was covered in spray foam, with its back legs sticking out of a garbage can.
After hearing the male cat's whining meows, a worker retrieved Lucky and took him back to the disposal facility. The 8-week-old kitten was then taken to a local veterinarian for emergency care to remove the foam and treat substantial wounds.
Though originally assumed to be the offspring of two local, feral cats who lived on the property where the kitten was found, Washington County Animal Services later determined the feline to be a stray.
"Lucky McFoamy" recently found a new owner and home on June 14 after staying at the Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter for extended care. Now owned by one his caretakers, Lucky will be an indoor cat and find companionship with two other cats and a dog.
Investigators from the Washington County Sheriff's Office were unable to determine who originally encased the feline in foam and put him in the garbage.
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