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Cat rescued from home of alleged kitten killer to go up for adoption

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region says Stewie the cat will soon be available for adoption.

Stewie was rescued from the home of Robert Heckmann, 25, of Pueblo. Heckmann is accused of videotaping himself torturing and then killing Stewie's brother, Loki. Heckmann is facing animal cruelty charges. He is scheduled to go on trial in June, 2014.

Stewie, who underwent surgery for a condition that he was born with, has been recovering with a foster family and is now well enough to go up for adoption.

The Humane Society will be opening the adoption application process for Stewie at noon on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Adoption Process

  1. Visit www.hsppr.org/stewie to find out more about Stewie.
  2. Complete the adoption application. You may email completed applications to webmaster@hsppr.org or mail (or drop off) completed applications to Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, Attention: Stewie, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. Completed applications will be accepted between 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 and 10 a.m. Monday, April 7 only.
  3. Review of the applications will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, April 7. Only fully completed applications will be considered. All valid applications will be entered into a random drawing, and a lucky adopter will be chosen and contacted.

Stewie will remain in foster care until he finds a home.

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