Sticky’s Story | ARF

How ARF Rescued a Kitten from a Glue Trap

Client: ARF
Industry: Non-Profit
Video Type: Awareness
Messaging Type: Interview-Based

About This Video Project

Sticky is a kitten that was found stuck in a glue trap, rescued by a Good Samaritan and brought to Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. ARF was able to do a complete medical checkup and Sticky was taken in by a socializer. This video highlights the importance of ARF’s Operation Cat program, which takes kittens out of feral colonies and makes them adoptable instead of turning them into breeders in the wild. It also showcases the hard work of the board members the donors and the community who helped grow ARF. In the end, Sticky was adopted by his socializer and became the first foster fail in the 30 years of fostering animals. Watch this heartwarming story of Sticky and the people who made it possible.


Sticky was found stuck in a glue trap that had been set for rats and this poor little thing was found by a good Samaritan. Then he came to ARF and they had to really soak him and bathe him. They do a complete medical checkup on him before it’s allowed to go to the home of a socializer. And I’m a socializer. This is my boy, the most adorable kitten you’ve ever seen. And he is just as sweet as he can be. I received this kitten when he was three and a half weeks old. And I will be the socializer foster of the kitten until he’s about two pounds. He has to weigh two pounds. So we set the scale to zero so we know his weight every morning and then we put him in and hope that he stops wiggling for a minute. This morning he weighed 1.13 and he looks like he’s weighing 1.15 now but that’s because he’s just eaten. This guy is going to go in I think next Thursday. He will be put out for adoption and he will fly out of ARF. It’s always hard when you have these little darling things and you get so fond of them to give them up but it’s very rewarding to know that when I give him up he’s not going to run from people, he’s going to run to people. He’s so cute and he’s so darling and he will climb all over the person that gets him. Now that’s something that somebody’s going to love. It’s not a wild kitten that is going to be alone all of his life in your house. This is a kitten that will interact with you and that’s why it’s so important to do it. The Operation Cat program took the kittens out of feral colonies and made them adoptable instead of turning them into breeders in the wild. It gives me cold chills to think of what would have happened to Sticky if the Good Samaritan hadn’t walked by. I started a long time ago and the board members that have come on board, they’ve brought a group of donors on that have made ARF into a fantastic organization. We can bring animals in that need help and we can be proud of the work we’re doing. What we do need now is more medical help to have enough money for the right kinds of veterinarians because it’s expensive out here to live. So we need money to bring the right people into our organization to do the work we need to do. So we do need money and God bless the donors. Well this is a little epilogue, maybe you’d call it a Sticky log, because we’ve decided to keep Sticky and that means that this is probably our first foster fail ever in the 30 years that we’ve been fostering animals. I guess we’re just a little stuck on Sticky, if you know what I mean.

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