Abused Redford cat adopted by St. Clair Shores couple
A month after he was found on the streets of Redford Township, Stanley the cat has been adopted by a couple in St. Clair Shores.
Stanley was found in the area of Interstate 96 and Telegraph Road, injured, with duct tape wrapped around his legs.
Someone cut parts of the cat’s ears and a piece of his tail off. Michigan Humane Society officials said they also found indication of choking and bruises on the body.
After a month in recovery at Humane Society’s Berman Center for Animal Care in Westland, Stanley was ready for adoption and was placed with a family.
Rebekah and Andrew Sellers of St. Clair Shores said they saw Stanley’s story on the news and were heartbroken.
“They showed poor Stanley’s little face and I just got sick to my stomach,” Rebekah Sellers said. “... The second I saw his face I thought, he deserves the best from this point forward.”
She said she was happy to see that his abuse hasn't affected his personality.
“I thought he would be a little more sedate and timid, and less trusting of people,” said Rebekah Seller. “… But he’s so vibrant and friendly. It’s a welcome surprise.”
Stanley joins the Sellers' family with a 12-year-old rescued cat and two rescued dogs.
In March, Crime Stoppers of Michigan officials raised the reward from $2,500 to $7,500 to help find Stanley's abusers. The reward is available for tips leading to a conviction.
"Stanley’s abuser is still at large, so the Michigan Humane Society is eager to hear from anyone willing to reach out anonymously via Crime Stoppers,” said Shaun Bailey, public relations specialist at the humane society. “A tip leading to a conviction would be a fitting end to Stanley’s ordeal, especially during this, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.”
The Michigan Humane Society is asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800- SPEAKUP.