June 22, 2009

Mailbox kitty adopted by postal employee

A kitten found abandoned in a Boston mailbox has been adopted by a postal service employee in New Hampshire, animal rescue officials said.

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it chose the new owner for Postina, the kitten discovered in a Boston mailbox last week, after the man read about the discovery and contacted the organization about bringing the young feline into his family, WCVB-TV in Boston reported.

The society said the new owner, who adopted a dog through the group 11 years ago, had been searching for a cat to adopt ever since his previous feline died last year. The organization said the man was chosen from a long list of people who inquired about adopting Postina.

Postina has captured the attention of pet lovers across the globe and shone a much needed light on the seriousness of pet abandonment, said Meagan Rock, manager of the MSPCA-Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center. We also want to remind the public that Postina's story is shared by thousands of homeless cats that are dumped, neglected as well as abused each year and come to us looking for care and a new home. We currently have hundreds of homeless cats in our care and urge the public to adopt today.