Six years ago around midnight, I was in bed and heard boys on the street laughing. Then their car stopped and they really laughed. I live in the country and it was pitch black out. I thought nothing about it until around 3 p.m. I was going out to feed horses and saw something run across the patio. I cornered it and found a very small kitten. The fact that he survived the night is a blessing.
These boys had thrown him out into my lower pasture, and he had found his way up to my house. His tail tip had been burnt and eventually fell off, he had scratches across his nose, and when they tossed him, it damaged his right side. His front leg was bent, and he was dragging it and his back leg went out when he walked.
Took him to the vet and learned he was about 4.5-weeks-old. We tried saving his front leg to no avail, and when he was neutered, we had to take his front leg to the shoulder. I had just put down a horse, and friends said that God sent this sweet kitten to me.
I looked up gift from God and that is how he got his name: Zaine. I call him Sweet Baby Zaine. He is wonderful.
Story submitted by Linda Grimoldi from El Dorado, California.
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