Five-Week-Old Kitten Rescued As it Darts Along Road

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We have always been animal people, but cats are my favorite. All the cats we’ve owned have been adopted or rescued. This last year was particularly hard, however.

We had three cats, all between 9 and 12-years-old. We lost two of them to cancer only months apart. Our hearts were broken, and our home was nearly empty. We missed our friends who had spent their entire lives in our home and were most definitely a part of our family. Then one day as we were driving home from the store, we ran across something very curious.


Ahead, I saw this little black dot in the road. As we crept closer, this black dot began to bounce off into the tall grass next to the road. It was alive! But what was it? Being a real life “curious George,” I just had to stop and see if I could figure out what this little creature was. I pulled over and got out. Within seconds, I heard this little, but loud, voice.

Naturally I said, “What are you doing out here?” and this little coal black kitten came running out of the grass and into my outstretched hands. He was very vocal about his terrifying experience, but we took him home, cleaned him up and took him to the vet. The vet said he was about 5-weeks-old but very under weight. We got his shots, named him Idgie and he is now the light of our home!


While part of me is glad I found this little guy on the side of the road, another part of me is angry at the person who made the heartless decision to drop him there, where he easily could’ve been hit by a passing car.

Story submitted by an anonymous user from Perkins, Oklahoma.

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