Saturday, 2:15 PM
In a box at the edge of the woods, a disturbing find
By Matt Collette, Globe Correspondent
Tracey Taddeo calls the orange tabby “Miracle.”
Wednesday morning, two men who work at Structural Wood Systems on Lake Street in Bellingham saw what they thought was simply a discarded lettuce box in the woods at the edge of the parking lot. Instead, they found a cat, probably 6 or 7 years old, inside. Its paws were taped together and its tail was taped to the inside of the box.
“If those guys didn’t find her ... she wouldn’t have made it,” said Taddeo, an animal control officer in Bellingham.
The cat spent the night at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialties in Walpole. Today she is back at Bellingham Animal Control.
“She’s coming around,” said Taddeo, who said the veterinarian told her the cat probably had not been fed in a few days and had suffered an injury near her eye, but fortunately had no broken bones.
The Animal Rescue League is investigating the case and is offering a $2,500 reward for information regarding the case. Anyone with information is urged to call the criminal investigation division at 617-426-9170, ext. 110.
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