Tiny wild kitten wins GJ hearts

by Elsa Cooke Verbyla - Posted on Nov 17, 2010 - 04:48 PM

Photo: Black kitten hides in a corner at its new refuge. It is still too wild to handle.

Black kitten hides in a corner at its new refuge. It is still too wild to handle.

"Wild Thing" had a terrible day on Monday, but a frightening day has the promise of a happy ending.

Wild Thing is just the present nickname for a tiny wild kitten caught in an outbuilding behind the Gazette-Journal in Gloucester, where it, a littermate and their mom had taken up residence.

The search continues for the rest of the family, after this coal-black baby with a white spot on its chest tripped the squirrel trap and spent a night of terror; but ate its food.

GJ staff got the kitten indoors and into a box, from which it promptly escaped, running madly through the newspaper building. Recaptured, it was placed back in its box then taken on what must have been a terrifying ride to a quiet room in a staff member’s home.