A Picture Worth a Thousand WordsPosted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on March 21, 2008
Animal Legal Defense Fund member, Daina, took this picture of her rescued cat, "The Cookie Man," perched in his favorite spot next to their ALDF sticker.
"His name is "The Cookie Man." He came into our emergency hospital after a brief run in with the police at a 24 hour Stop & Shop super market. The authorities were called, for a feral cat had made his way into the store and was tearing the place apart desperately trying to not get caught. He sought refuge in the cookie aisle among the "Nilla Wafers" where they were finally able to apprehend and arrest him. Due to this valiant stand against the man -the pads of his feet were terribly abraded- the officer brought him directly to us for treatment. Being about 9 months old and feral, we were unsure if he would let us even touch him. After 2 days he came to the realization that we meant to help and care for him, giving us his trust and affection. After 3 days I came to my own realization: any cat that gives people a run for their money and escapes into cookies, shouldn’t go home with anyone but me. Plus a shelter is no place for a renegade!"
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