BRIDGEPORT — Less than 24 hours after the Bridgeport Animal Control announced that Ginger — the cat who was thrown off a bridge earlier this month — was ready to find his forever home, he was adopted.

“Happy to say that Ginger has been adopted today,” Bridgeport Animal Control posted on Facebook on Saturday morning. “Congratulations to Christianne Kao and Jeffery Kunkel! And a special Congrats to Ginger! We’re so glad you were able to get a great home!”

Bridgeport Animal Control said Ginger was in high demand when they announced he was up for adoption Friday afternoon.

Ginger was rescued by a young boy who saw a man throw a box, wrapped in a bag, off the River Street bridge, near the intersection of Knowlton Street and Berkshire Avenue, on Aug. 15. The boy heard meowing and raced to the water’s edge, pulling the box from the water.

Inside, the boy found a cat. While walking to Bridgeport Animal Control, he spotted a Bridgeport cop and flagged the officer down for help. The cat was safely transported and cared for by the city’s animal control officers.

A $500 reward has been offered by a Connecticut animal advocasy group to anyone who has information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.

For those who were hoping to adopt Ginger and weren’t able, Bridgeport Animal Control urged them not to give up.

“We have more cats here waiting to be put in loving homes,” officials said.

Bridgeport Animal Control, located at 236 Evergreen St., is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.