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Kitten rescued from Interstate
Here's a heart warming story.
A kitten that was tossed from a car on an Oregon Interstate, is recovering and getting some much needed love and attention.
This is Edmond here and he's one lucky kitty. He's about to go into surgery that'll make sure he has a long and happy life.
"He's loving and quite playful and he's just a doll."
And he's alive, a miracle considering where he was found just over a week ago.
A couple driving from Eugene to Portland saw what happened to him along I-5 in Salem.
"They saw this fluff ball go out the window of an SUV.. (covered) He was literally dangled out by the scruff and dropped."
He ended up here, at "Salem Friends of Felines, alongside Oscar and other cats, after the couple picked him up along I-5 , temporarily paralyzed.
"The way he landed... He landed on his hip and broke that hip and so he's actually standing today and moving pretty well.."
The Willamette Valley Animal Hospital works with the no-kill cat shelter on cases like this, providing care at a deep discount.
"He's gonna need hip surgery so we're removing his hip because he's gonna get really bad arthritis in that hip.."
Money for surgery was raised online through Facebook, linking cat lovers to this one picture, and his story.
"Within three hours we were at nearly 800 dollars for this guy and I thought thank heavens I snapped that photo."
Edmond is probably thinking the same thing.
Back under a roof, in good hands, off the highway and on the road to a full recovery.
"He has a very good prognosis to have a long and healthy life, and so in the end that's the most important thing."