An animal lover who is no stranger to rescue work was in the right place at the right time one day last week when someone threw an eight week old kitten from a moving car.
Good Samaritan Keri LaMar says she was driving on the 60 Freeway East of Los Angeles on Wednesday in the segment of roadway between the 605 and 710 when something flew through the air, coming from a vehicle traveling a few cars ahead of her.
“It was terrible, really scary,” she said. “I’m driving and all of a sudden I see this thing fly past my windshield, tumbling through the air.”
Keri stopped and got out of car to rescue the kitten when she realized what she had seen. The kitty was scared, and Keri was shaken up, both from the shock of witnessing the incident, and the danger to both herself and the kitten out on the busy road.
“I saw what I thought was a tiny kitten flying in front of me. My adrenaline was pumping and I was just thinking, ‘How can I save this cat?’”
The kitten, who is now called Marvin, has been seen by a vet in Corona and, thankfully, suffered only minor abrasions. Keri has already found someone to adopt Marvin.
“It breaks my heart that someone would do that,” Keri told a reporter for KCAL9, “I don’t know if there’s any hope for someone who would do something like that.”
Keri describes herself as a true animal lover and says she rescued a dogs the day before she saved Marvin.