A small kitten is getting a second chance at life after someone threw him out of a moving car on Interstate 5 last week.
Last week, a passenger in a car on Interstate 5 dropped four-month-old Edmond onto the pavement.
A couple driving two cars behind them stopped to see what happened and found Edmond, seemingly paralyzed. They called a wildlife rescuer who helped get the cat to a Willamette Valley Animal Hospital.
"By the injuries we're guessing they held him by the scruff of the neck and held him out and dropped him," wildlife rescuer Tari Edmonds said.
Those injuries were severe.
"He was very scared. He wasn't moving at all. I thought his back was broken actually," Edmonds said. "When I picked him up he wrapped his paws around my neck and held on. When I tried to hold him on the bottom he started screaming because he was in pain."
Edmonds called another rescuer, who later named the cat after her, and asked for help.
From there, they found out the kitten had a fractured pelvis. On Thursday, he underwent surgery to fix his broken bone. His vet says he should be just fine.
Edmonds said she is tired of cases like this.
"We see it constantly. We see it all the time," she said. "People for no reason at all decide that they want to get rid of them and do bad things."
She hopes that can change.
"There's lots of help around. Just make the call," she said.
The animal hospital said there are plenty of people hoping to adopt Edmond and give him a good home.
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Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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