Finally, a happy ending for the kitten who has endured a lot over the past four months, Sparkle has a new lease on life and is in the hands of one kitten loving owner.
Sparkle was found in June with her whiskers burned off and burns to all four paws.
Lynne Ticen, Sparkles new owner considers herself lucky to bring home the newest member of her feline family.
"I have 3 cats at home so she's going to be one of four--and I just felt that she deserved a good home and I was hoping that I would be the lucky one," said Ticen.
Since there was so much interest from people wanting to adopt sparkle--a lottery determined the kittens' new home. Ticen was in disbelief when she got the good news yesterday morning.
"I had just gotten to work and I was very excited I was just very pleased and honored that I was the one selected--I was just kind of lost for words like I am now," said Ticen.
Amy Jo Sites, The Deputy Director for Animal Care and Control says this is the ending that all tortured animals deserve.
"This was a heinous crime and so we needed this happy ending to show that not only do we have to deal with the unfortunate cruelty investigation but we also have happy ending as well," said Sites.
Sparkles journey has come to an end--but she may play a big role in convicting Matthew Jerome the man accused of torturing Sparkle.
"Sparkle is still evidence in this case and she may have to bring her to court if it goes to trial," said Sites.
I just think that somebody that does that has a problem and they need help and they need to pay for the consequences of their actions," said Ticen.
Lynne says she is more than willing to bring sparkle forward as evidence if need be.