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Kitten found on side of road with obvious signs of abuse

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This is 8ball before his surgery. (Source: The Arrow Fund Facebook page) This is 8ball before his surgery. (Source: The Arrow Fund Facebook page)
He was treated for a broken jaw. Source: The Arrow Fund Facebook page) He was treated for a broken jaw. Source: The Arrow Fund Facebook page)

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) - A kitten found on the side of the road showing obvious signs of abuse is now recovering from surgery to repair his broken jaw.

8ball, as the kitten is named, was found in Elizabethtown Wednesday night on the side of the road. Veterinarians said 8ball may have been thrown from a vehicle.

The kitten is now under the care of The Arrow Fund, a Louisville non-profit that provides medical treatment to animals who have been victims of extreme torture, abuse, and neglect.

He weighs just over a pound and is 6 to 8 weeks old.

8ball was taken to Blue Pearl Animal Hospital in Louisville to get treatment for a broken jaw.

Doctors put a pin in one side of his jaw and stabilized the other side. Volunteers at The Arrow Fund said the kitten's jaw must remain immobilized for two weeks.

He's being fed through a tube.

Rebecca Eaves, President of the Board of Directors at The Arrow Fund, shared the kitten's story on Facebook, saying, "This boy has spunk and a will to live."

Donations for 8ball's medical care can be sent to The Arrow Fund. Check out their website to find out more information: thearrowfund.org. Checks may also be mailed to The Arrow Fund, P.O. Box 1127, Prospect, Kentucky 40059.

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