Two Kittens Rescued From Road After Their Littermates Are Hit By a Car

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We were on our way home from the grocery store, driving down a farm-to-market road. I glanced out the side window and I thought I saw the outline of a kitten in the tall grass on the side of the highway.

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We pulled over, and I expected to see some feral cats scatter. Instead, two tiny kittens ran full speed into our arms. They were starving and covered in ticks and fleas. We were very sad to see that three of their litter mates had been run over on the road.


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We took them home and bathed them and took them to the vet for a check up the next day. They were so emaciated that the doctor said they probably wouldn’t have lasted even a day or two longer if we hadn’t come along.

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We already had three cats we had rescued, but we took them in anyway, and they were immediately accepted by the other kitties and now we can’t imagine not having them!

The tabby boy we named Taz, and the orange girl we named Roadie (we originally thought she was a boy). These two are inseparable, and now they are just part of our five-cat family.

PHOTO: LEAH BLAKELY

I can’t imagine why someone would dump a litter of tiny kittens on the side of a highway to fend for themselves, but we consider ourselves very lucky to have found these two!

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Story submitted by Leah Blakely from Alvord, Texas.

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