The family who saved Timbit the cat have taken him in for good.
17 year old Lexi Charbonneau had been headed to the Servus Sports Centre back in October, when she noticed a Tim Hortons donut box moving near the dumpster in the north-side parking lot of the centre.
After approaching the box, she realized it had been sealed shut with tape. After she managed to get it open, she found a freezing black kitten, who she promptly scooped up and brought to the warm interior of her truck. After rushing the kitten home, she phoned her mother, Grace Charbonneau, to let her know what happened.
The Charbonneaus have since adopted Timbit into their home, and stopped by 106.1 The Goat on Monday for an update on how the young feline has been doing.
According to Grace, Timbit has been in good health, and growing quickly, with an appetite for wet food and table scraps.
She also said that if she ever found out who was responsible for placing Timbit in the donut box, she would head to the police. Her daughter also had some advice for would-be pet owners in the Border City.
“If you’re going to have a pet, commit to that pet,” said Lexi.
“If you don’t want your pet, post online, or ask family members. Don’t do this to an animal.”
Grace echoed her daughter.
“You want an animal, take it, and love it like your own children,” said Grace.
“It’s like giving your own children away, how could you?”