Thursday, November 10, 2011
Rescued kitty joins law firm family
By SUE WATSON
Holly Springs has a new kitten resident, Kit Kat, rescued by a stranger from inside a taped box in a dumpster at Dollar General in Baldwyn.
The kitty, a six-week-old female weighing about two or three ounces when she was rescued, was turned over to Lisa Carlton and the crew at Smith Whaley Law Firm to get her first set of wings.
Kit Kat has been befriended by 6-year-old Jack Whaley Smith during after-school hours.
Carlton said she received the kitty at about one week’s age from her dad, James Bailey, of New Site, who didn’t have time to bottle feed her.
Kit Kat was two to three inches long when she was rescued. She still likes the bottle but takes some wet food. She was started off on just about hourly feedings from a syringe.
“I think she thinks I’m her mother,” Carlton said.
“She’s getting stronger and more like a cat. I looked in that box and I said, ‘her chances are zero.’ ”
Kit Kat was fed around the clock and received free medical care and medicines from local veterinarians, Dr. Mike Thompson and Dr. Angie McDowell with Willow Bend Animal Clinic. Carlton expressed appreciation to the veterinarians and to the law firm for letting the kitty get the care she needed. Jack Whaley is also thanked for being a great kitty sitter.
Kit Kat is already a celebrity and has been shown on television several times, and has been seen on Facebook and Twitter.
Starving to death in a dumpster, it was the box that saved the kitty, and the gentleman who found her in the dumpster. He gave her to James Bailey, who turned the kitty over to Carlton to nurse.
The doctors provided the right formulas, Smith Whaley Law Firm provided the day care facility, and Lisa Carlton and Jack Whaley Smith kept the kitty fed and held.
Said Carlton of the person who abandoned Kit Kat, “Their trash has become my and Jack’s treasure.”
Carlton said Kit Kat will be introduced to her house cat as soon as she is old enough. In the meantime, maybe Kit Kat could be in for a career as a legal assistant. Her life is looking up.
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