Tuesday, November 24, 2015

MICHIGAN HUMANE SOCIETY RESCUES INJURED KITTEN FROM A DETROIT FREEWAY

FROM CAT CHAT WITH CAREN AND CODY:in the spirit of Thanksgiving, this makes us smile!!! THANK YOU Michigan Humane!!

MHS is caring for the injured kitten and
 expects him to make a full recovery following surgery

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is caring for a kitten that was rescued from a freeway in Detroit. On Thursday, November 19, the MHS Rescue Department received a call from a concerned citizen who saw the tiny kitten hobbling near the median on Eastbound I-94 near Van Dyke.

“I was just driving and out of the corner of my eye, I saw him limping and thought, ‘that’s not a just a piece of paper,” said Raquel Garcia Andersen, the citizen who called the Michigan Humane Society. “I knew that if I didn’t do something to help, I’d be thinking about it for weeks, so I called MHS.”

Two MHS rescue drivers quickly arrived on the scene and, with the help of the caller, were able to locate the frightened kitten.

“He was curled up in a ball in the median and so I grabbed my cat grabber to safely secure him,” said Amanda Boots, MHS rescue driver. “He ended up going underneath the car behind me, but I was able to secure him and get him safely in the rescue van.”

Photo Credit: Raquel Garcia Andersen


“The rescue team was so fast and efficient,” said Garcia Andersen. “It was like a SWAT team. I’m just really relieved that the kitten was rescued and is safe.”

At the shelter, the kitten was seen by an MHS veterinarian, and it was determined that he had a severely fractured front leg. The kitten will need to have the leg amputated, but is expected to make a full recovery and live a long and happy life.




The Michigan Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. MHS works to end companion animal homelessness, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, and to be a leader in promoting humane values. To learn more, visit Michigan Humane's website



24 comments:

  1. Wow, what an amazing rescue! I'm so glad the original person cared enough to take action.

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  2. Thank goodness the little kitten was spotted in the road and thank you to the person who saved him.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  3. Bless Michigan Humane and the concerned citizen who reported seeing the little one......so sad - imagine the pain he was enduring but hopefully he will have a wonderful forever home to grow up in. Happy Thanksgiving story......

    Love, Sammy

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  4. Paws way, way up to the person who called MHS instead of just driving by and not taking any action at all. This is exactly how Ashton joined our family. She was in a median that looked just like that one, so we are especially happy for this kitten's rescue and hopeful that the kitty will have a happy ending as wonderful as hers.

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    1. Oh we couldn't agree more and I pray this kitty is as blessed as Ashton is!

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  5. This brought tears to my eyes. One that the precious little blameless life was thrown out there by "people" who hated him or her, and tears because someone was good and kind and caused her rescue by good decent and concerned people.

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  6. It saddens us beyond belief what happens thousands of time each day to cats and dogs and other animals at the hands of monsters. *bows head in sadness* I am thankful this one life was spared and I hope this precious life finds a wonderful forever family and home.

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  7. Thank you so much for saving that little one!

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  8. I'm so happy the kitten is going to be okay. It will lose it's leg, but not its life. What a heartwarming story.

    Have a purrfect day Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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  9. so happy the kitten is safe,hope he gets a great forever home soon,xx Speedy

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  10. That poor kitty! I'm so glad that MHS found him. I hope that he is able to heal completely and find a wonderful forever home. I bet he's a sweetheart!

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  11. That was some nice save and we hope that sweetie has a wonderful life!

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  12. He was an unlucky kitten to end up there; however he ended up there--maybe dumped? He is now lucky to be alive. Good story. I don't like bad stories

    Greg

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  13. Glad the little kitten got rescued. Poor little thing. Why was it out on the highway. Guess it got tossed out a window. Great story and so glad it had a good ending. Thanks so much to the people t hat rescued the kitten.

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  14. Thank God for good people like this! Happy Thanksgiving.

    Emma and Buster

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  15. We read this story and are so glad someone called MHS and they were able to rescue this poor kitten.

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  16. so glad they were able to get there before the kitten decided to move.. His life has just gotten a whole heck of a lot better because someone called.

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  17. I am so glad they were able to capture him. I hope he finds a wonderful home. He looks adorable.

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  18. Poor kitty ! We're glad he's now safe ! Purrs

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  19. That poor kitty experienced all of life at once, the bad, the ugly and the good...the good being the most impawrtant! Thanks to that driver, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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