There are plenty of shelters and safe places happy to take in unwanted animals, but when a Texas cat owner decided they didn’t want a two-month-old kitten anymore, they cruelly tossed her out of the window of a moving car and left her to die.
The cat landed somewhere on the side of Highway 84, and while she didn’t die, she was in critical condition. Thankfully, a customer from a nearby gas station found the tiny kitten and notified the store manager and started calling around to other managers in the area to see if someone would take the baby in and get it treatment since animal control would just euthanize her.
“He called me and said that someone had thrown a kitten out of a moving vehicle, and that this cat needed medical attention quickly,” Melinda Shelton said about her son Christian, who called her after finding out about the poor cat. Shelton rushed to a nearby clinic but refused to listen to the veterinarian who suggested they put the kitten down. “I told them no, and I think she can make it.”
Instead, Shelton rushed the kitten, who she named Fluffy, to Animal Medical Center Copperas Cove for a second opinion. “She’s laying on her side, she’s not moving much, she’s not very responsive, she just looked awful,” Dr. Kelly Henton said about Fluffy, who had a fractured skull, swelling of the brain, and possible brain damage.“Her eyes were pinpoint, the pupils were pinpoint and fixed, just didn’t feel like there was a good chance this kitten was gonna survive.”
Henton gave Fluffy a one in ten chance of survival, but that was enough for Shelton. “I said ‘I’m willing to give her the chance if you are,’ and they said ‘ok,’” said Shelton. Fluffy was sent to an ER clinic for 48 hours and was given medicine and fluids. “I told her, I said ‘if you fight, I will give you a good home,’” said Shelton. By the end of those two days, Fluffy miraculously started to recover. “She started purring for the first time,” said Shelton. “She may have to have a CT scan and possible brain surgery, um, but she’s doing good right now so we’re just hoping that that continues, lots of prayers.”
“She has responded really beautifully,” said Henton. “We’re just gonna have to continue to watch her, but surgery would be needed if she were to decline, and she’s not declining, she’s continuing to improve every day. It’s amazing what a fighter this kitten is. I think we can call her a miracle.”
Watch the entire video below to see how well this kitten is doing just days after being tossed from a moving car.
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