‘Flint’ the recently rescued kidnapped kitten becomes local celebrity

It's everyone's hope that "Flint" will one day soon be well enough to be adopted by some loving family

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – “Flint”, the four pound kitten was kidnapped last week from the Dakin Humane Society shelter in Springfield. Since Northampton police helped save “Flint” from the clutches of the catnip kidnappers on Saturday, and returned him to the friendly confines of the Dakin shelter, “Flint” has grown into something of a celebrity as well as an eagerly sought after pet.

Dakin’s Lee Chambers told 22News, the 8 week old Orphan still has medical issues to be resolved before he can be adopted. “He came here with some complications, an orphaned kitten, he had upper respiratory infection and he was in and out of our kitten intensive care unit.”

All this attention can make anyone thirsty. Especially a furry creature who’s been through much during his young life.

Pet lovers visiting Dakin on Sunday expressed their sadness about “Flint” briefly being in the clutches of kidnappers.

Adria Gilbert, of East Longmeadow said, “Thank god the cat was found and I’m really happy that they treated it, hopefully it’ll go to a good home.”

It’s everyone’s hope that “Flint” will one day soon be well enough to be adopted by some loving family.

22News will follow “Flint’s” progress and hopefully be there when this lovable animal is united with just such a family to give him the good life that he deserves.

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