Kitten rescued from postal truck engine is still under observation

Melanie, a kitten rescued from a truck parked in Gramercy (Photo by Marilyn Pascarelli)

By Sabina Mollot

Melanie, the mostly blind kitten rescued from the engine of a postal truck last month, is still waiting for her forever home.

Holly Staver, a founding member of rescue organization City Critters, noted that the adorable black and white longhair kitten came close to getting adopted by a Stuy Town resident who wound up not being able to take her for some reason.

Meanwhile, Staver said Melanie may need further observation and specialized veterinary care as her reactions to some cats and other stimuli “are a bit dramatic.” This isn’t due to her limited vision, which hasn’t been a problem as she seems to gets around without problems.

“She’s still a work in progress but she is doing very well,” Staver said.

About a month ago, roughly a dozen cops rescued Melanie from the truck she had somehow gotten into to keep warm while it was parked in Gramercy on Second Avenue. Stuy Town animal rescuer and City Critters volunteer Marilyn Pascarelli has been fostering her.

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