The ginger kitty is awaiting adoption by her rescuer

By Amy Jamieson
January 05, 2016 08:39 PM

Someone put this sweet cat in a box and never expected her to get out.

That’s because they wrapped the box in duct tape like a “plastic tomb,” says a Virginia woman who helped save the feline.

According to in Norfolk, Lisa Suhay wants the person who did this brought to justice.

“This was a cardboard and duct tape and plastic tomb for this cat,” Suhay said. “I don’t think anyone intended for this cat to survive.”

Suhay’s neighbors went for a walk on Melrose Parkway on New Years Day when they spotted the box, which was situated on a median. When they realized the box was moving, they called on Suhay for help because she had a cat carrier. Suhay shared a video of the rescue on YouTube.

“As soon as she was inside, and realized she was someplace warm and safe and there was food there, she started to purr like a jet engine,” Suhay told “I can’t even imagine what it takes, what lack of humanity has to be going on for someone to do that to any living thing.”

The feline is currently on “stray hold” at a nearby shelter so staff can determine whether she was stolen from her home. If no one comes forward, Suhay, a mother of five kids, plans to adopt the cat on Thursday.

“Adding a mouth to feed is difficult, but I think God brought her to us and we belong together,” she wrote on YouTube.
Norfolk Police are now investigating this as a case of animal cruelty, the report said. If you have any information, call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.