Staple the cat was taken in by Michelle McCleese and her family in 2017.
On June 6, McCleese’s husband found a kitten by the side of the road at the Red Hollow Rd/SR32 intersection. The AEP lineman had pulled off to the side of the road to do some computer work and heard meowing. According to McCleese, he got out of his truck and located a Staples box with a kitten inside. After the kitten jumped from the box and ran into the woods, he eventaually located the kitten and took it with him. He brought the kitten home to his family, who had recently lost their own cat and were searching for a rescue.
“I named her Staple. She was a fearless kitten, jumping off our sunroom porch onto the patio umbrella and hanging there until I rescued her. Fascinated with our German Shepherd, Heidi, she investigated the dog’s ears and jumped on her tail,” said McCleese.
McCleese said Staple is a relentless hunter with a love of the outdoors and while she and the family’s other rescue cat are not friends, she is great friends with their German Shepherd, Mack.
According to McCleese, Staple even became the object of fascination for a baby deer that would follow her around last summer into fall. “Why people toss out amazing, smart, beautiful animals, I’ll never understand,” said McCleese. “We feel so lucky to have her in our lives.”
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