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Injured Kitten Picked the Right Yard

Written by Michelle Kretzer | August 14, 2012

A New York state man was shocked to see a tiny kitten drag himself into his yard by his two front paws. The lower half of the kitten’s body was smashed and limp, so he had likely been struck by a car and the driver had failed to stop and check on him. There is no way to know how long the kitten had been suffering, dragging his broken body.

The man called local authorities, but they showed little interest in helping the injured animal. Frustrated, he called PETA for help. We contacted local animal-control officials, but because it was after hours, they told us they couldn’t send an officer out until the next day. We persisted, stressing how badly injured the kitten was and how imperative it was that he get immediate help. Animal control relented, and within an hour of the man’s worried call, the kitten was mercifully euthanized and freed from his agony.

Sometimes one hour is all it takes to save an animal from immense suffering. It may require persistence and patience, but you will prevail if you refuse to take “No” for an answer. And if all else fails, call PETA. 

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  • elsa says:

    that is the most horrable thing

  • kurisu7885 says:

    Poor little thing. I wish they could have save it, but, sad thing is she was likely bleeding internally, and even on humans that’s usually fatal.

  • Christine says:

    RIP little one. Thank you to all who helped this little angel.

  • Mimi says:

    Thank you to the kind person who helped this poor darling kitten. I can’t imagine what the kitten went thru; part of me doesn’t even want to think about it. But I always think about situations like this. I am fortunate to have a Vet who I take my kitties to, who has helped me previously with injured strays. She never charges me and always says thank you to me for caring enought and taking the time to do what is right. I thank her and donate $25 to her clinic anyway even though she said I didn’t have to…Maybe by doing this if another person comes in with an injurred stray my $25 will cover that cat, and if they donate $25, that will cover the next cat and so on…..