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Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
Sparkle shortly after being burned

Abused kitten Sparkle is ready to be adopted

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
Sparkle now

A young cat that was deliberately burned this summer will get a new home next week, and Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is conducting a lottery to find her forever home.

Adoption profiles of prospective candidates for Sparkle will be accepted on two days only – Monday and Tuesday next week – and one family will be chosen to meet with her Wednesday.

Two alternate candidates will also be chosen, but will meet with her only if the first candidate declines the adoption, according to a written statement issued Friday by the agency.

It said Sparkle has been cared for by New Haven Pet Hospital until recently, when she was released to a private foster home.

The shelter said the cat will be sent to its new home on Thursday morning.

Sparkle was found in June with her whiskers burned off and her paws badly scorched.

A concerned resident brought the black and white kitten to the city agency after finding her in the 4500 block of Foxgrove Avenue, near West Washington Center and Huguenard roads.

To apply

Print a Pet Adoption Profile from the Animal Care & Control website at and fax it to 260-427-5514 or go to the shelter at 3020 Hillegas Road between noon and 5 p.m. Monday or Tuesday and submit a profile.

To be considered, be sure to write "Sparkle Adoption" on the Adoption Profile, the agency said.