Tuesday, May 16, 2006

LUCKY indeed!!!

lucky with a shaved hip

lucky at home

lucky at the vet

this is an amazing story! Shane's brother Joey rescued this kitten off a busy highway. they think he had been on the road quite a while, unable to move. the kitten had been thrown from a car, or hit by a car - or both! and was stuck between the lanes on the dotted line. the kitten, lucky - joey and julie so appropriately named- couldnt move and could only watch as huge trucks would come within inches of running him over. The vet wasnt real optimistic he would live. this is the note from julie:

"Joey was traveling from Mississippi and was driving through a town on a 4-lane road. He saw traffic swerving in and out and noticed something on the white dotted line in the middle of the lane. It was a kitten lying on his belly just looking around at the 18-wheelers flying past him. Joey slammed on his brakes and jumped out of his truck. When he went around to see, the kitten was gone. A woman behind him stopped and yelled "It's behind your tire!". Joey picked him up and jumped back in the truck. He rushed him to the vet because he couldn't walk very well and was very lethargic. Doc didn't promise us anything but said he would do all he could. "Lucky" had a broken hip that was splintered like a chicken bone. Doc put a pin in and wired it back together. He got his strength up and you wouldn't believe him- 2 weeks later. He's jumping, running and fighting The Moto.(their other cat) He is the sweetest angel I've ever seen!"


Blogger Jen said...

Wow, what a fortunate kitty! I love to hear stories of rescued animals. A friend of mine found a kitten under similar circumstances. She found him on the road barely alive, took him to the vet and found out he had been severely abused (probably kicked around). His organs were all pushed up into his rib cage almost suffocating him. Anyway, after two surgeries and much recovery time he is now very healthy and happy. :)

10:52 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Perks said...

Wow, what an amazing survival story. Lucky is fortunate indeed. What a resilient little kitty. And cute, too!

7:17 PM  

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