Woman finds cat sealed inside ‘cardboard tomb’

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NORFOLK, Va. — A woman rescued a cat she thinks had been left for dead and now she wants justice.

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

The cat did survive, thanks to Suhay’s neighbors. They were out for a walk Friday morning when they spotted the box on a median. They took a closer look after they saw it moving.

PHOTOS: Kitten left to die inside box

Suhay says they sought her help because she has a cat carrier. She shot video as the neighbors pulled the frantic cat from the soaked box.

“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 said. “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 cat is on a “stray hold” at Norfolk Animal Care Center until later this week. That way caretakers can determine whether someone stole her from a family.

Once she’s released, Suhay plans to adopt the kitten and give her a name. “We’re thinking about calling her Jet because she purred so much like a jet engine,” she said.

Norfolk Police are now investigating the case as animal cruelty.

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